Multi-Scale Fretboard Guitars

Gman,

I saw a guitar advertised as having a multi-scale fretboard.  What is this?

John R.

Steel String Guitar
Steel String Guitar

If you notice these 2 standard guitars, a steel string and nylon string, everything on the necks seem to go straight across.  The nuts, frets, and bridges/saddles are almost parallel.

Nylon String Guitar
Nylon String Guitar


Here we have a multi-scale fretboard guitar...

 

Notice the nut, frets, and bridge/saddle are all slanted. 
The heavier the string, the further the distance between
the nut and bridge/saddle.  This is varying the
scale length for each string.  The intended advantage
of this design is to obtain   power in the bass using a 
long scale and sweetness and lack of twang in the
shorter scale for the higher strings.

Bob, Gman ( o )==#

 

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