I'm a long time Strat player with small hands. Middle age is bringing on it's share of hand and wrist pain and troubles so I'm looking for a shorter scale guitar that doesn't compromise on quality. Warmoth makes a Les Paul scale length neck for a Srat, and I have one of those but it really doesn't make that much difference. This morning I played a new Duo-Sonic and it was really comfortable. The problem is the pickups are crap, there are only two of them, and the string spacing is narrower than a standard Strat. The tuners can be replaced, but probably not the bridge. Are there any companies out there that build pro-quality short-scale electric guitars?