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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sorry in advance. 24 fret neck into 22 fret guitar

I know its been done, I dont remember the details.

I have an s540 body, an rg570 neck. I want to mate the two. Possible? AANJ neck, square body.

I know I know, I am searching, just hoping for a right now answer
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Re: Sorry in advance. 24 fret neck into 22 fret guitar

I don't think it's possible. In fact, I believe they had to re-engineer the whole thing when they finally came out with a pure 24 fret S model.
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I don't think it's possible. In fact, I believe they had to re-engineer the whole thing when they finally came out with a pure 24 fret S model.

eh, I've seen it on here before, just having a difficult time finding it. edit: rather, I know a 24 fret neck will work on a 22 fret guitar, its just the fitment issue
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It can be done, but you're going to have to relocate the bridge. The necks may have the same scale length, but not to the location of the bridge on a different body. Found this out when putting a 24 fret Kramer neck on an old Kramer Pacer body.



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It can be done, but you're going to have to relocate the bridge. The necks may have the same scale length, but not to the location of the bridge on a different body. Found this out when putting a 24 fret Kramer neck on an old Kramer Pacer body.

so 22 frets on a 24 fret is ok, but 24 on a 22 body isnt? seems kinda backwards logic to me lol.

I think if anything you;'d have to route the body more to allow 24 frets in (thinking about the js2400 and why satch didnt want a 24 fret model for so long).
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Re: Sorry in advance. 24 fret neck into 22 fret guitar

Fo it to work, the 22nd fret need to be in the exact same spot as it is with the normal neck.

With an AANJ 24 fret neck onto a 22 fret body, the 24th fret needs to be where the neck pickup is, making it a giant mess.

A 22fret AANJ neck onto a 24 fret body would need a gap between the neck pocket and the neck. this would make it impossible to bolt the neck on.

The deal here is that scale length is a function of the bridge to the nut, with the 12fret as a mid point. If you move the nut out to add 2 more frets, the guitar won't intonate.

In other words, the only way your getting a 24 fret neck onto an older 22 fret S body is to completely chop it up, or buy a Warmoth neck with the fretboard extension and remove the neck pickup from the body completely. Like this: http://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/images...oardInterf.jpg
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Non-AANJ necks will work with the non-AANJ saber bodies. You'll need to relocate the neck pickup though.
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Re: Sorry in advance. 24 fret neck into 22 fret guitar

Dude... you have the skills to just move the bridge back....It'll only be about 1/4"-3/8". Should be no problem for 'ya.... just make sure the scale is in the intonation range. when your done paint it in that kick-ass copper swirl you do.....

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Dude... you have the skills to just move the bridge back....It'll only be about 1/4"-3/8". Should be no problem for 'ya.... just make sure the scale is in the intonation range. when your done paint it in that kick-ass copper swirl you do.....

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its an S! theres not enough room to do that haha.

Toshiro -> thats what I was thinking. thanks!

thanks guys Im not worried about it, wizard 1 neck in great condition is waiting to go on Should be all good.
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so 22 frets on a 24 fret is ok, but 24 on a 22 body isnt? seems kinda backwards logic to me lol.

I think if anything you;'d have to route the body more to allow 24 frets in (thinking about the js2400 and why satch didnt want a 24 fret model for so long).
Also--old square heel Ibanez necks have the extra 2 frets on that overhang, but AANJs don't.



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Non-AANJ necks will work with the non-AANJ saber bodies. You'll need to relocate the neck pickup though.
And either cut a channel into the body, or sand down the underside of the extension, it's a bit thick to clear the top of the body.
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