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George
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« on: June 15, 2016, 06:43:56 PM »

I am intrigued by this guitar design that incorporates a 25.5 inch scale on the lower strings and a 25 inch scale on the upper strings.  Designed by an Italian guitar maker, it is supposed to balance and intonate perfectly.  The link below is to a current manufacture Eastman model with a port on the upper bout on the bass side.  Does anyone here have any experience with such a guitar?

http://www.eastmanguitars.com/others-fanned-fret-ac822ce-ff
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 07:03:38 PM »

 
Looking at the neck reminds me of an M. C. Escher drawing.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 05:51:05 AM »

I had a Multi-scale grand concert guitar made by Luca Canteri. Its scale lengths were 26" and 25".
This design is very suitable for alternate tunings due to the proportionally somewhat longer scale length of the lower strings and the sweeter tone of the shorter scaled trebles.
I'm a std tuning player who needed money more than the guitar at the time of selling it.
It is killer in the hands of the guy who bought it from me though.

The Eastman in your link looks like a nice compromise with the subtle differential in scale length. I would imagine that to be rather comfortable to play.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 02:39:04 PM »

I was able to make a great deal on one of these so I went ahead and took the chance and bought it.  I normally do not buy necks wider than 1 11/16" at the nut, but this one plays surprisingly easy.  I attribute this to the angle of the frets making it easier for my smaller hands to fret the open chords at the nut.  Very nicely made guitar and built of quality materials.  The tone is not bad either...
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