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Thread: 14.5 inch scale length mando stuff

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    if i were to build a solidy body 5 string with a 14.5 inch sale length, i would need some parts.

    does anyone know where i can get a:
    slotted fretboard
    Bridge (metal)
    Neck
    set of 5 string tuning machines

    if anyone has built a five string and has any advice or helpful hints, that would be great

    thanks
    Baron
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    Lets see:

    Slotted fretboard--LMI, Cumberland Acoustic
    Bridge- Try andrew@auinc.com
    Neck-Ebay, Siminoff, StewMac
    Tuning machines-Just use 5 mini guitar tuners

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    I believe Ron Lira builds 14.5" scale emandos. #He might be able to hook you up with a fretboard. #http://www.honestronsguitars.com

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    I think Schwab also builds 14.5" scale five string models.
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    i think all of Steve Ryder's emandos have an option of a 13.78 inch scale length, or 14.5 inch scale length for both his 5 string and 4 string models. http://www.sjryder.com/
    The EM-45 that he built for me has a 14.5 inch scale length. I'm waiting for its arival, which will probably be in less then 2 weeks. i'm freaking excited about it!
    dad tell me, will i be dead very long?

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    Try the Stewart McDonald catalog for parts.
    I think its www.stewmac.com

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