Hey Folks!

I don't know much about the construction of guitars, but I am considering building one made out of my favorite parts (a cheap one first, if I screw things up).

My question is:
Can I put a Strat neck on a bolt-on SG body?


e.g. this Body.
Could I put a standard Strat neck on there and would it work?
Or is the scale length a problem?
(Strats: 648mm, SGs: 628mm)

This might be a stupid question, but I just don't know and I want to try it.
The pickups are positioned on the bridge depending on the scale length of the guitar, so that they are positioned below a harmonic, as this gives the best tone/volume. So if you used the strat neck on the sg body the pickups would be in the wrong position. As for how much this will effect tone I'm not sure, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Both are different scale lengths and different string spacing so it's not likely you can use it.
It's a different scale length, the notes will be out of tune unless you moved the bridge.
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Beyond what they ^^ said, the neck pocket will probably not match the tenon/heel.
The short answer is yes you could do it but it's a lot more trouble than it's worth for what would be such a cheap guitar.

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