Looking for a 25.5" SG style guitar

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  1. Alexa run my life

    Alexa run my life Member

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    Does one exist? Looking for humbuckers. I know LTD makes a baritone 27" but I dont want baritone. I want 25.5 scale length. I can deal with slight neck dive if need be.

    Thanks.
     
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    I really think that Viper style is gonna be the one choice. They aren’t all 27” tho
     
  3. Alexa run my life

    Alexa run my life Member

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    All Vipers except the baritone are 24.75 as far as I can see.
     
  4. jwguitar

    jwguitar Supporting Member

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    I know this is more Les Paul style than it is SG but the Hagstrom Super Swede guitars aren’t all 25.5 in scale guitars. That is the one that comes to mind when I think of a dual humbucker set neck guitar with a 25.5 in scale length.
     
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  5. Alexa run my life

    Alexa run my life Member

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    Yeah that one doesnt appeal to me at all. But thanks anyways.
     
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  6. Doomrider78

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    Have a look at PRS: The S2 Standard is 25 in, which is close :cool::D. The SE Mark Holcomb is, if I remember correctly, the only one that is 25.5, but it's worth looking at as well.
     
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    Does Reverend have something close?
     
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  8. Gig Young

    Gig Young It's not about the clown Silver Supporting Member

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    I think... ESP and Schecter??
     
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    The Vox SDC-55 and SDC-33 are SG-ish and close at 25.125” scale. The pickups are rail/P90 hybrids, so P90 size but humbucking.

    There’s always the Warmoth route if you don’t mind a bolt on neck. Their SG, the Diamondback, is 25.5”.
     
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    The Viper is 24.75, or something like that.
     
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    I have the SG-Z. SG bodies are so small to begin with that it really feels like it’s all neck. I really like mine. At some point, I swapped out the 500t for a Duncan 59/Custom.
     
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    Dunable Cyclops?
     
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    Current models maybe, but there’s Vipers with a 25.5” scale too. LTD MFA-600, the Max Cavalera models etc. The standard Viper too.
     
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    The old Aria Pro II TS series instruments are sort of SGs with a Fender scale. The low end 300 and 350 models had bolt necks, the 400 and 500 models set necks, and the 600 and 800 were neck throughs.
     
  15. Alexa run my life

    Alexa run my life Member

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    I should have specified that I want 24 frets too. Oops!

    But that Aria looks pretty cool actually I have never seen that before.
     
  16. AmherstJoe

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    Take a hard look at 1979-82 Ibanez Studio ST-50 or ST-55.
    Checks all the boxes. 25.5 scale, 24 frets, Mahogony flat top body.
    The one I have even has a slightly chunky neck.

    I like the lower models 50 or 55 as opposed to the 105, 200 or 300 which had mixed maple mahogany or ash mahogony bodies.

    Affordable made in Japan guitars when lower models were crafted just the same. V2 pickups which some like but at current price levels easily changeable. All other hardware is top shelf.
     
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    The SG-90 previously mentioned is a 24 fret guitar.
     
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    Any 25.5 inch guitar with 24 frets and a pair of humbuckers will get you there because the extra frets push the neck pickup back closer toward the bridge.

    PRS Custom 24 is basically a 25 inch scale SG (22 fret versions are more LP tones)
    Jackson/Charvel/etc 24 fret models.
    Reverend should have something.

    Or even find one of these B C Rich Warlocks well used for $50 ... 25-1/2in scale, 24 frets, humbuckers, simple layout.
    Bronze series was their lowest price point model. Hey, they have rosewood fingerboards which you can't get now.
    I'd suggest a fret level on them and replace the pots, switch, and jack.
    Just don't poke your eye out ;)
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    Edit, here is the Warlock scaled to overlay on a Gibson SG ... look at how close the pickup positions are ... Either keep the stock pickups or get some Gibson branded ones.

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