What sets a short scale guitar apart from other models is the reduced scales (the length from the bridge to the nut). You can determine the actual scale length by doubling the distance between the nut and the center of the 12th fret. With scales of 25" or less make these guitars make for easier speed-playing on the heavier gauge strings. These shorter instruments can also be used as "Student Guitars" since the reduced length is easier for smaller and less experienced hands.
Most people have one of two experiences when playing one of these guitars:
- They love it and can play chords a lot easier.
- They hate it and experience wrist pain after just a few minutes.
Just ask yourself this question. When you play the guitar, does it feel like you just slipped on your favorite jeans? If the answer is yes, it's the right guitar for you.
Guitar Center has this beautiful Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Short-Scale Bass Guitar on their site!
This Ibanez Mikro electric bass offers young rockers who need a compact axe the comfort of a smaller neck. A real alternative to small bass guitars that are really only toys.
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