Many moons ago I set about building a Mini-Telecaster that would use a 22.75 in. scale neck as used on the Squier Mini-Strats.. Don't remember how I chose the body size but I cut the body too small. As the picture below shows, This places the bridge too far back to look right. ...... Sidebar: The picture bleow shows a Mini-Strat neck (with reshaped headstock) laid out on a full size copy of Terry Downs Telecaster drawing. The bridge is positioned correctly over the string through holes. This shows an interesting point. One of these 22.75 scale necks could be put on a regular sized Telecaster body and would be within the intonation range of the bridge. This is due to the fact that then mini-neck is a 20 fret neck. ...... ...... First step is to determine the body size. Full size Telecaster body length is 15.96 in. Using a little algebra....... 22.75/25.5=0.892 0.892x15.96=14.24 I'll use the Terry Downs Telecaster body drawing PDF to get the body shape. All cavity locations will be determined during the build. I opened the PDF file and use the Adobe Reader Snapshot Tool to crop around the body shape. ...... This copies the highlighted area to the clipboard.