Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Luke, Jul 22, 2008.
Does such a beast exist? I can't do 25.5" scale and hate bolt ons.
Well, it won't really be a Strat anymore...
You'd have to have one built custom probably. Short-scale necks exist (Warmoth and maybe USACG) but are bolt-on.
Probably your only choice - sorry, I have no idea where to start looking.
Well you know, alder body, maple neck & fingerboard, single coil pickups. The drop in scale length is similar to tension reduction with Strat players going to Eb.
That was my immediate reaction.
Heritage made a few back in the '80's.
Anderson Cobra S is short scale, but is a bolt-on: http://www.andersonguitars.com/productinfo.html
All my guitars are set necks, except an Anderson Drop Top. You might be surprised at how well the neck bolts on.
I know Gene Baker has made a B3 Tele style set neck:
If you are willing to shell out the bucks. I think I saw a prototyple of one with a strat body last year - H/S/H configuration
Peavey Vandenberg custom is a neck-through, 24 3/4" scale, with two humbuckers though. There's a coil split that gives it pretty good single coil tones, but it's certainly not going to be mistaken for a strat anytime soon.
Warmoth make a 24.75 conversion strat neck that goes straight on. Not set neck I know but its the closest I've come across.
Carvin makes some with 25" neck
It's called the strat-o-sonic. But, it's bolt on.
Hamer made some Superstrat like thingies in the 80ties that had Gibson scale and set neck.
Actually GIbson did, too. You see them pop up on Ebay on a regular basis.
Yeah they did, but they had 24 frets and Floyds, so they were more setneck/shortscale shredders than setneck/shortscale strats.