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Mar 9, 2018 - 10:24:21 AM
10 posts since 12/9/2009

Anyone have the measurements for the Scheerhorn L Body?

Mar 9, 2018 - 10:46:28 AM

2721 posts since 7/27/2008

We had a discussion about specs in May, 2016 and as part of the thread your question came up. Here is one of my posts: 


"National has recently redone their website, and now they show specs of all the models including the Scheerhorns, which are L body guitars made to the exact dimensions as when Tim built them.

upper bout: 10.5"

lower bout: 14.5"

depth: 4"

nut width: 1.875"

12th fret width: 2.3"

scale: 25"

weight: 6 lbs. (this will surely vary slightly from one guitar to the next - it always does)"

Link to that thread:

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 03/09/2018 10:47:29

Mar 9, 2018 - 11:33 AM



10 posts since 12/9/2009

Thanks Mark!

Mar 27, 2018 - 6:05:34 AM

1641 posts since 7/27/2008

When Tim was making them, the specs would vary slightly as the years rolled by.

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:04:24 AM

2721 posts since 7/27/2008

I'm guessing that the Nati-horns are based on the specs that Tim arrived at over the last decade or more of building the L body guitars.

Alluding to what you're saying Brooks, I think the early L body which as I recall came out in 1998 was a little different than what he was making several years down the line.

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:23:21 AM

1641 posts since 7/27/2008


Mar 27, 2018 - 12:06:12 PM

2721 posts since 7/27/2008


I had just read a post by Brooks and had his name on the brain. Plus he's a long time Scheerhorn owner like you (presumably you still have a 'horn).

Though I think have a ways to go to be official, I sometimes think of myself as a "senior citizen in training." wink

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 03/27/2018 12:07:53

Mar 27, 2018 - 1:45:21 PM
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1641 posts since 7/27/2008

I still have the herd and I figure the very slight dimension differences are due to them being handmade and maybe some experimentation. I don't know when Tim stopped using the metal baffle, but a good guess would be around #200. I also have one that Tim made for himself and he made the posts out of fiberglass instead of wood. For the National production, they probably picked the latest dimensions at the time and ran with it.

Edited by - El Dobro on 03/27/2018 13:47:37

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