#1
What difference does it make aside from the number of frets? Is the neck a little longer on the 24 or are the frets smaller somehow?
#2
they just extend off the 22nd fret, making smaller frets. the neck pickup is usually pushed down a little or there is a longer scale.
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#3
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What difference does it make aside from the number of frets? Is the neck a little longer on the 24 or are the frets smaller somehow?


It directly relates to the difference between a 24.75-inch scale neck and a 25.5-inch scale. Plus, most 24-fret guitars I've seen have jumbo or XJ frets, making the fretboard space in between each fret seem smaller.
#4
It is just a longer fretboard. The scale is a completely different matter.
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#5
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#6
I think it can slightly change the tone on the neck pickup. On 22/21 Fret guitars the pickup can sit just under where the 24th fret would be.
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#7
Yeah it changes the tone so that a harmonic node sits right above the neck pickup.
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#8
Harmonic node means sod-all really though because once you start playing, that position changes anyway.

The main key with the neck pickup being moved backwards is the tone of the neck pickup gets brighter, slightly weaker (in terms of output), but also ever so slightly more responsive to things like pinch harmonics and it won't be quite so muddy with chugging powerchords and heavy muting etc. It does also negatively effect sustain but only to a very small degree.
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#9
[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']It directly relates to the difference between a 24.75-inch scale neck and a 25.5-inch scale. Plus, most 24-fret guitars I've seen have jumbo or XJ frets, making the fretboard space in between each fret seem smaller.

Whachoo talkin' bout Willis? Fret number is independent of scale length.
#10
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Whachoo talkin' bout Willis? Fret number is independent of scale length.


I don't think he was serious, well he's never serious. Surely he must be referencing something someone has said previously.
#11
both are good, but its definitely nice to have the whole extra octave... i dont own a 24 fret guitar yet
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#12
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I don't think he was serious, well he's never serious. Surely he must be referencing something someone has said previously.


That´s why I put the first part, then clarified it so the TS wouldn´t be confused.
#13
I have a question. In the distant future I'm planning on getting a Jackson Rhoads. Now I can't decide whether to get an RR24 Rhoads or a RR3 Rhoads. Cause the RR24 have 24 frets, but the extra frets replace the neck pickup. I'm really used to having 24 frets. All my electrics have 24.
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#14
When you say 24.75 or 25.5 inch scale do you mean from the nut to the beggining of the bridge? Cause my strat is 25.5 inches there and it only has 21 frets
#15
Quote by s-a-t-r-i-a-n-i
When you say 24.75 or 25.5 inch scale do you mean from the nut to the beggining of the bridge? Cause my strat is 25.5 inches there and it only has 21 frets


Yes scale length is nut to bridge - and no, amount of frets has nothing to do with scale length.