S type with a smaller body.

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  1. John C

    John C Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    Yeah - it played really well but the combination of mahogany body, maple top, and the particular Fralin set of pickups just left it being kind of blah - very neutral sounding without much character. It was disappointing because I had played a more basic Grosh - alder body/3 single coils/rosewood board that belonged to an acquaintance that was just an outstanding guitar. So for me it was live and learn - I'm really just a more traditional-spec Strat guy and stay away from the fancy wood HSS versions.
     
  2. RNBQ

    RNBQ Strat-Talk Member

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    A friend of mine had a Warmoth 3/4 size Strat Body. This was some time ago so I’m not sure if they still offer them ?
    I remember him saying that, somehow his 1st one got damaged, so Warmoth made him another one…..
     
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    dbluesmi Strat-Talk Member

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    Fender Duo Sonic or Mustang.
    When playing seated, Duo sonic is gonna feel closer in due to the location of the bottom contour/cut…. Mustang will feel more “regular” reach-wise when playing seated. Otherwise almost the same guitars other than headstock size, pickguard style & one pickup slanted vs. both slanted.
     
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    supertruper1988 New Member!

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    If you have the cash a Anderson Pro Am or Suhr Standard is a strat body outline just inset by ~1/4" all the way around.

    It is the same idea that a bunch of super strat shops from the early 80s had. Charvel/Jackson called it the dinky. The original 22 fret dinkys and many of the Japanese Charvel Dinkys with 22 frets are the same concept up through the FMIC buyout in the early 2000s.

    They are sometimes called "Short Horn Dinkys"
     
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    Off the rack check out Rondo Music's SX 3/4 scale strats....smaller bodies but regular thickness to accept standard full metal trem assemblies.....you can also swap the neck for a regular or short scale but thicker neck which you can get from Warmoth....another Strat option I got from Rondo from was a discontinued...Douglas Strat with regular size everything but a short scale neck....Very happy with both....they can also accept standard E tuning.
     
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    Da Bears!
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    bmikultyak Strat-Talk Member

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    My older Ibanez Talman TC220 is smaller and has a very comfortable balance
     
  8. Jimbo99

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    I was ready to buy a Squier Mini Strat as a 1st guitar to save a few bucks, probably should've considered a Bullet Mustang if I were avoiding the 24.75-25.5 neck scale. I still wouldn't mind getting a Squier Mini or even the Bullet Mustang.
     
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    Smaller body Strat style guitar wanted?

    Yes, you may fancy a Hofner V3 1963 same as my avatar.
     
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    johnted Strat-Talk Member

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    What wrong with Wong?
     
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    Here's one of my N4's. Keep in mind, these are played on stage by Nuno Bettencourt ... who is at most 5'8" (his bio says 5'8"... im thinking maybe with the hair :) but closer to 5'7". rock stars and actors almost ALWAYS overreport height for bios)... and not a big guy ... so it looks "normal" size when he plays it.

    https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7Jrpmu
     
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    Alex_C Strat-Talk Member

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    There was a Harley Benton Strat with a 3+3 headstock. It had a smaller body. Those HB's played really well, but needed hardware upgrades to make them sound good, imo.
     
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    I don't want to be telling people I have a short dinky.
     
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    This is the '80's Japanese Bullet Strat I resto-modded...found a pic! IMG_20181111_133520582~2.jpg
     
  16. Kurika

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    Try also a Washburn N2, you'll notice the smaller body size.
     
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    Supersonicuser Strat-Talk Member

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    Bonnie Raitt's Signature model is also a smaller body if I can remember correctly.
     
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    If you are made of money - the Cory Wong signature has a smaller strat body.

    Warmoth 7/8 series is another possibility, but they're Gibson scale length.
     
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    +1 on the Grosh

    Great guitars!
     
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    Not that there's anything wrong with that.
    Shorter scale means reduced tension, so there's that.