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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-29-2004, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need some help please

howdy folks, first time here, and i've got a bit of a problem, or rather need to know if this is a problem or not

i recently got the brilliant idea to put a guitar together from ebay parts, so i got me a Kramer body and a 22 fret Jackson neck, and believe it or not the bolt holes don't line up...

i was told that it could be because the body was made for a 24 fret neck, and if i would put new holes on the 22 fret neck and bolt it on anyway my intonation would be permanently screwed. or is it just a difference in the spacing of the holes, in which case, can i just drill new holes in the neck to fit?

so i guess first i need to know how i can tell if the body was made for 24 frets or 22. is there anyway to tell???

thanks a lot guys
Nathan
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-29-2004, 06:32 AM
 
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The distance from the nut at the headstock to the 12th fret....(measure to the back fret wire of the 12th fret) has to be the exact same as the distance from the 12th fret to the bridge. It all has to do with where the bridge is mounted. You can use diffrent necks with diffrent bodies as long as these measurements line up. It's all about the bridge. If the bridge is not mounted yet you are golden!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-30-2004, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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hey, thanks a bunch

i don't have a bridge yet, but the holes for the bridge are already drilled and everything. is there any way i can tell before i go and spend money on a bridge?
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