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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2003, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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i have a body here that has a 24 3/4" scale neck on it and i was going to copy the guitar shape and put a different neck on it. would i be able to just bolt on a 25 1/2" scale neck on this and string it up or would the guitar have to be modded in any way?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2003, 11:49 AM
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i think you have to place the neck so that the distance between the 12th fret and the saddles matches the distances between the 12th fret and the nut.
in other words, the 12th fret should be placed right in the middle between the saddles and the nut.

hope i havent said any bullsh*ts...
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2003, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the help nuno........has anyone else heard of having to center the 12th fret between the nut and the saddle? Rich?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2003, 12:34 PM
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Yep. nuno is right. Basically, you'll just move the bridge back the necessary distance.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-27-2003, 05:05 PM
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I would keep the short scale neck it makes the stratching/sweep/sshredding a lot easier because there's less space to fly around on. All my custom esps are short scale.
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