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Old February 3rd, 2010, 02:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm finally going to do it

I am finally going to put a shrot scale neck on my tele!! I am going to put a short scale fender neck on my frankentele! I'm going to start by getting a top loading bridge and drill it out so the bridge pickup can be moved back about an inch. Sand off the entire finish and sand out an arm and chest contour. Like this HERE and half bassed off of a friend of mines MIJ strat. I'm going to fill the through holes with wood filler and then nos over the entire thing with a purple sparkle and maybe do a silver sparkle racing stripe like the competition mustangs.

What do you think?



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Old February 3rd, 2010, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nobody?...
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Old February 4th, 2010, 12:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm going to fill the through holes with wood filler and then nos over the entire thing with a purple sparkle and maybe do a silver sparkle racing stripe like the competition mustangs.

Just an opinion... racing stripes on guitars are generally ugly (again just my opinion).

Also why not plug the holes with dowels instead? They'd be more stable than cramming a bunch of wood putty in the holes.
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That's a good point and one I did not think of, thank you Mr. Reed. That is why I opened this thread, so I can get some creative juices flowing on how to make it go smoother. Thank you
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What scale neck are you planning on?
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24 inch. Probably a jag or mustang neck
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I think you'll have to relocate the bridge to get the scale length right.
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It definately will. It will need to be moved about 3/4 an inch in and so will the bridge pickup I believe.
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To me a short scale Tele (or Strat) is a negative.
I don't get it.
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I enjoy the shorter neck, makes thicker strings better to bend and it's just a little bit more comfortable. Have you ever played a short scale guitar?
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Well, Ted Nugent liked his ByrdLand and it has a scale length of 23 1/2".

Have you tried tuned a guitar down a 1/2 step and slapping a capo down at the first fret? Instant short scale, except some dummy put the fret markers at the wrong places.
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Have you tried tuned a guitar down a 1/2 step and slapping a capo down at the first fret? Instant short scale, except some dummy put the fret markers at the wrong places.
I do like the sound of that and have been doing that for a while now, but it just seems like a quick fix, I'm ready to make it the real deal instead of the capo.
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I do like the sound of that and have been doing that for a while now, but it just seems like a quick fix, I'm ready to make it the real deal instead of the capo.
Since you've given that a spin, I'd say go for it.
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