The demands of down-tuning require a specially designed responsiveness not found in "normal" guitars. The
RGD was developed to satisfy the demand of many artists who were already down-tuning our instruments. To
optimize for the rich, desirable thickness of tone that down-tuning produces, we extended the neck to 26.5"
scale, which is longer than standard, yet not overly long—still manageably sized as a "fast" neck for speed
soloing. The neck scale provides precise, even string tension and sustain with regular strings.