Hey guys, I'm getting a guitar built and I was wondering what is a good option for specs as far as these go. What I'm looking for is a guitar that sounds great plugged in, that cleanly, I can get something close to an acoustic sound. At the same time, I want to have something I can plug in, get loud, and also run effects through it, including POGs, Freeze pedals, and even a little muff or overdrive. I need something that won't feedback.
The guitar is going to be a carved top, with what the guy says is a floating block in order to keep the guitar from vibrating, so I believe feedback won't be much of an issue. The pickups are also sunken in so it even helps more. Still, here are my questions:
The body can be either 14'' to 16''. I'm not sure about the depth, but it's a about the same depth as a Sadowsky Jim Hall. I believe the larger body size will be of better acoustic sound, but the smaller will feedback less, but give me less acoustic sound. Although it will also be easier to travel with. I was thinking 15 was a good middle point, but what are your thoughts on 14?
The scale length (what I'm thinking about the most) is either 25 or 24 3/4. I don't know where to go with this. I know longer scales are harder to play, but they also have richer tone. I don't know how much the difference between 24 3/4 to 25 will affect it, but does anyone know? I'm kind of leaning to the 24 3/4 because my current guitar is 24 3/4 and I guess I'm used to it.
So, as far as sound, what do you recommend?