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3/4 or 4/4?

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(@dylanbarrett)
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Hi all,

I've been looking for my first electric and some are listed as 3/4 and some at 4/4.

Ok, I'm pretty sure that it's the size - that is 1/2 is probably half size etc etc. I'm assuming that 4/4 is a full size guitar and most suited for adult consumption, but just want to make sure...

Thanks.

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(@alangreen)
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Correctomundo

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(@noteboat)
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They're not literal, though - a 3/4 size guitar is about 9% smaller than a full size.

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(@isabelle)
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On this subject - is there much difference between a 7/8 and a 4/4?


   
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(@noteboat)
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No.

3/4 is the largest non-standard size. I've seen a few guitars marketed as "7/8", but they're really just the smaller of the two standard scale lengths - the standard Fender is 25-1/2" from nut to saddle, the standard Gibson is 24-3/4". So guitars made using the Gibson standard are slightly smaller - but they're still considered "full size"

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(@isabelle)
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Interesting. Thanks NoteBoat.


   
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