1 Mitch Crane 1 year ago I've switched gears from wanting a 5 string something-or-other. Would like to keep with Gretsch. SO... which one ? (under $700 or so). Short scale, Long scale ? There's a couple 'display' short and long G5442 and G5440's for around 6 bills. Any advantages to either scale length ? My demands are pretty basic. Will be used for minimal (I / V) type playing under Chet type guitar arrangements.