I bought an old 60s classical guitar of an unknow brand recently, unknowing that it was a short scale. It took me all of 5 minutes to figure out it was a shorter scale as the previous classical I played was 26'. The exact scale length measurement is 23.4'. I have no problem with this, particularly becuase I've heard how Byrdlands are preferred by lots of players due to the shorter scale length. All the same, I'll be getting a standard classical sooner or later. This one is great but its limiting in some ways, particularly in regards string tension and flamenco. Still sounds excellent. Note: arent PRS Santana models scale length 24'? 23.4 cant feel all that much different than 24' i assume. The difference between 25' and 25.5 is remarkably subtle IMO.