Congrats. I hope she's a keeper!! Once your intonation is "set", going up or down in steps/tunings won't make a difference. Intonation is based on string length from nut to bridge - once you've got your perfect pitch with open strings and their related 12 fret (middle point) harmonics tuned - you're game on.Hey Les Paul guys. I'm finally getting my first Gibson. 60s profile Les Paul Standard Unburst. The guitar is going to come with 10-46 strings in Standard tuning. I like tuning a half step down. Is that going to cause an intonation issue? Should I be able to go back and forth from Standard tuning to a half step down without having to intonate? Sorry for my ignorance but all my other guitars are Floyed based and this is my first fixed bridge. Thanks.
With the shorter scale, 10-46 will feel fine to you even down a 1/2 step. I have 4 LP's and they are all standard or half step down with a drop C lol. All fine.I use 9-42 on all my other guitars. This is going to be my first 10s guitar so I figured being Im tuning down a half step it will make the 10s strings easier to bend.