There aren't many songs that require a stretch from the 12th to the 23rd fret. But just in case I need to make that happen, I've got an Ibanez MIKRO guitar with a short scale neck. It's fun to instantly have a longer reach across the frets. When I was nine years old (with much smaller hands that I have now), my guitar was an inexpensive Stella acoustic guitar... with a short scale neck. Of course now that I've grown up, I mostly play guitars with a standard 24 3/4" scale length. But if you ever find yourself struggling with a horizontal stretch, remember... you can always try a shorter neck.
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