#1
Well, I have purchased a Fender Duo Sonic body (I.e the same as a Mustang or Music Master) and was intending to put a reverse headstock Strat neck on it. However, these guitars were apparently designed to be shorter-scale.

So can I put a full size strat neck on it or not? Surely it wouldn't affect the intonation that much as I've read that: the distance from the nut to the 12th fret is a little shorter than the strat but the distance from the 12th fret to the bridge is the same.

Thanks.
#2
The mustang came in both scales at one time. So the longer scale should fit. The nut is farther away form the bridge instead of moving the bridge.
#3
So having the nut further away from the bridge shouldn't affect the intonation / action then?
#4
not sure about that O_o makes no sence at all lol

if it was the nut being further away then any neck would work...not the case!

Guitar : Fender CIJ Mustang and a Telecaster
Amp : 76 fender champ
Pedals : BBE green screamer, Big muff, Ibanez LU20 Pedal Tuner, boss loop pedal
#5
The scale length is the distance from the nut to the bridge. So some mustangs came with a 24" scale neck. And some came with the usual 25.5. They didnt make a special body for each or move the bridge. The 24' scale the nut is just closer to the bridge. I put a 24.75 scale warmoth neck on a fender strat body. No intonation issues the nut is just 3/4 of an inch closer to the bridge and the frets are measured for that scale. It becomes an issue when somebody tries to put a 24 fret 25.5 scale neck on a body made for a 22 fret 25.5. Then the bridge would be in the wrong place.