View Full Version : Strats With 24 3/4 scale length?
04-26-2007, 06:28 AM
Has anybody played one or replaced their neck with a conversion neck. I have tendonitis problems from playing for a living, teaching lessons and studio work and playing in general. I had to switch to 24 3/4 on all my guitars ie hamers and les pauls but, I miss my strats. has anybody had a similar situation or played the smaller scale length on a strat.......
04-26-2007, 06:43 AM
The Fender Stratosonic is a nice Strat feel w/ short scale & P-90's.
04-26-2007, 06:50 AM
Trisonic has two short scale chapins. I've played one (called Hank). It sounds slightly different, but it is definitely a strat. The bottom is not a big. I think it might be a little fuller in the body. It does have a big bridge pickup so the bridge / neck combo is crisp yet warm. It is pretty incredible sounding guitar. I can't wait to hear the new one.
04-26-2007, 07:02 AM
I ordered mine to help with incipient arthritis. My "reach" has declined a lot too - yes it does help.
The two Chapins are indeed very Strat like - one has more "quack" than the other but they were designed that way. The second one that Chris has not played is a Clapton Tribute (but does not use Fender electronics) with its Mahogany Body and Korina/Braz RW neck it can sound very SG like too.
The first one, "Hank" has handwound pick ups - the neck and middle were going for the "Wind Cries Mary/ "Telegraph Road" sound whilst the bridge is very powerful and when the tone control is backed off morphs into a P90 for a LPJnr type tone. It's a very successful build for Bill Chapin.
04-26-2007, 07:19 AM
Is Hank the model name, or is it the name you gave it.....
04-26-2007, 07:23 AM
Bills' guitars don't have serial numbers - one of his other clients named it after its' resemblence to Hank Marvin's first Strat.
The second is called Patrick - think about it.......
04-26-2007, 07:48 AM
The Warmoth short scale conversion necks are great. I have one on a custom Strat I built with two Quarter Pound Jazzmaster P-90s and it rocks!!!
04-26-2007, 09:53 AM
Have you tried dropping down a 1/2 step? I also have hand issues; this has really helped on Strat/Tele 25 1/2 scale necks. The other alternative is the shorter scale 24 3/4 found on many Gibsons.
04-27-2007, 09:44 AM
Any other opinions or experience with this.......
04-27-2007, 12:46 PM
Go lighter guage, maybe (ore two steps lighter, depending on what you're using now)? That may be your simplest solution to cope with the string pressure. Or do you want closer-spaced frets?
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