I've recently built a guitar with a 30" scale length, and I want to play around with different string gauges - the problem I'm running into is that I can't seem to determine the full length of any strings. The closest I've come across are D'Addario bass strings that advertise "ball end to start of taper" measurements.
Does anyone know what the "standard" length of a typical guitar string is? Happy to accept a range, as I suspect each manufacturer has their own standards that are not well publicised.
I suspect that most strings have at least an extra 4.5" beyond Fender scale length for windings, and I have locking tuners to keep my windings minimal - but it would be nice to know that I'm not buying strings that won't fit my excessive baritonality.