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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Hugh, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. ejdrews

    ejdrews Strat-Talk Member

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    Does a 24.75 scale qualify as a short scale? Here's a pic. of my 2002 Fender Cyclone in graffiti yellow. Haven't seen one posted on here yet. Sounds great and fun to play.
     

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  2. rolloman

    rolloman Strat-O-Master

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    Newbie about short scale Strats, but always knew I preferred a 24.75". I just completed a Strat partscaster and put a USAG conversion neck on it. I really, really love it. It's very hard to find used conversion necks, so I was wondering what scale are Jagmaster necks and will they work on strat without bridge or neck heel mods?
     
  3. srvsayce78

    srvsayce78 Most Honored Senior Member

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    I guess it has to be this for me!

    My old LUKE model! Very short scale compared to a Strat!
     

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  4. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Just picked up this CIJ Vista Series Jagmaster today. 3 hour round trip and worth every minute.

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  5. pauljo1963

    pauljo1963 Senior Stratmaster

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  6. bloomz

    bloomz Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have 2 Valley Arts strats with 24.75 scales.


    Also a pre-Fender MIJ Squier with that medium scale. And a JA-90 Jim Adkins Telecaster. I figured I'd sell the JA cuz it's a new guitar not a semi-vintage.


    I was looking to sell a guitar to cover the MIJ Contemporary HH I just bought.


    I got down the JA-90 last night and realized I absolutely LOVE the way it feels with the medium scale and 7's on it.
     
  7. bjornkom

    bjornkom Strat-Talk Member

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    I have two telecasters with short(er) scale conversion necks. The top one is a MIM Fender Standard Tele with a Musikraft one-piece maple, 25 1/8" (25.125) conversion neck (prototype), and the bottom one is a MIM Fender '72 Reissue Thinline Tele with Warmoth 24 3/4" (24.75) conversion neck, Pau Ferro on Maple.

    The former isn't strictly speaking a short scale neck, but it's shorter enough to "take the edge off" that Fender 25 1/2" scale length. I contacted Musikraft and suggested a scale length right in between Fender and Gibson, and they built this prototype 25 1/8" (25.125) conversion neck for me. It's very close in feel to a PRS 25" scale type neck. To me, it feels just right! Highly lovely! I also like that it doesn't look all that different from a regular Fender neck, as far as visual length goes.

    The latter is a typical Gibson 24 3/4" (24.75) scale conversion neck from Warmoth that I find immensely comfortable to play. To the sensitive guitarist eye, though, 24 3/4" scale or shorter, does start looking a tad goofy when mounted to the classic strat or tele style body that we are so used to seeing...

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  8. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Strat-Talker

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    1960 Fender Duo-Sonic

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  9. vlxerdon

    vlxerdon Strat-O-Master

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    Might as well join as well. 1966 Fender Mustang.
     

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  10. Lone Picker

    Lone Picker New Member!

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    Here is my Squier M-77 DSCF0034 (1).JPG DSCF0032 (1).JPG
     
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  11. circles

    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have a short scale - bass!

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    I like it very much.
     
  12. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    My first bass was a Harmony H906 short scale bass. Looked just like this one.
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    It was crazy fun to play and had really got p'ups.
     
  13. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Here's my current short scale guitar. I got it as a throw in with a Vox amp that I bought about a month and a half ago. Did some work on it and now have quite a nice little travel guitar. I will be changing the bridge out for one that's probably worth a much as the entire guitar but that's what makes it such a fun little hatchet (it's not a full size axe) with a 22.5 inch scale.
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    Yes, the sum of the parts is worth more than the whole...even now as it sits. Once i get the Schaller bridge it's really going to be worth more than it's worth.

    Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
     
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