"Honestly, unless you're dong that competitive thing that Young Classical Guitarists get into -- "I can play such and such a composition with that famous realllllly long stretch" -- you mostly won't notice the…"
"I just went and took several measurements, and there are differnces not apparent to the eye even with the two guitars sitting side by side, both on Hercules stands. Not exactly the same model Hercules though...... The fretboard crosses the body of…"
"I'm no luthier. Amn't neither an expert on this stuff.
But: I do have a reasonably analytical mind, quite a bit of mechanical-stuff background, and a pretty much boundless curiosity for this sort of stuff.
"I just measured - the Maritime (2009) measures 24 5/8" from nut to saddle along the low E string. The NE (2012) measures 25 1/2" in the same spot. That represents the difference in the distance from the soundhole to the saddle I had…"
"Take your tape measure and measure from the inside edge of the saddle to the inside edge of the nut.
On a short-scale, it should be a little under 25 inches. On a long-scale, a little over 25 inches."
"I'm calling both my Seagulls short scale, based on the fact the Maritime was made in 2009 - on both guitars the 14th fret is right where the neck joins the body, or right in line with the body binding. That's likely a more accurate way...."
"aTook a look on the Seagull web site today and yes they are the same old pics. The pic of the Maritime showed no fret makers below the 12th fret. My long scale Maritime has two more below that. So.... does anyone have an oldstyle short scale…"