#1
Hi there! I'm new to the forum, and I'm hoping your expertise can help me out!

I've got an Epiphone Special II with a cracked neck which I'm looking to replace. I've always loved the Telecaster necks, and I was wondering, is it possible to put a 25.5" scaled neck on the body of a guitar that normally should have a 24.75" scale neck?

I've seen the tele necks from Warmoth that are 24.75, but buying one from there would cost more than the actual guitar
#2
no. if you do the intonation will be all sorts of ****ed and you'll never play in tune again. also i thought that epiphones had set necks, aka they are glued in. if it does have a set neck then you can forget about replacing it, it wouldnt be worth the money.
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#3
I don't think so. It's hard to explain but your intonation would be all wrong unless you did some serious modification to the guitars neck joint. Also does your epiphone have a glued neck (set neck) or bolt on? If it is set i don't know if you can change it at all.
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#5
Special II's have bolt-ons i think. But even so, its not possible. You could get a neck with the same radius as a Tele neck, but not the same scale.
#6
the epi special are bolt on you can probably pick up a new special neck off of ebay for about 20 bucks.
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#7
I think its doable. You'd have to fix the intonation but thats not a big deal. It wouldnt sound quite the same because the pickups are set at certain points on the scale, but it would still work. The biggest problem i can think of is the neck pocket could very well be a different size, and a tele neck traditionally has a square heel where the neck contacts the body, and the epi may be a rounded shape.
#8
It is a bolt on. From the looks of things, I don't think there would be a problem getting the neck to fit in - they both seem to have the same shape. But it looks like the general consensus is that it isn't possible, which saves me a few bucks in trial and error

Thanks for the quick responses guys!
#10
Another quick but related question, my broken neck has a 24.75 inch scale/22 frets, could a 24.75 inch scale/23 fret replace it?

EDIT: Also note that my broken neck has the overhanging fretboard, whereas the one I'm looking at doesn't, which kind of threw me for a loop
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#11
You can disregard the previous post, I just said what the hell and bought a Michael Kelly Deuce Phoenix
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#12
Quote by OneRust
I think its doable. You'd have to fix the intonation but thats not a big deal. It wouldnt sound quite the same because the pickups are set at certain points on the scale, but it would still work. The biggest problem i can think of is the neck pocket could very well be a different size, and a tele neck traditionally has a square heel where the neck contacts the body, and the epi may be a rounded shape.



OMG Do you even know what scale length is? I want to know how you would fix the intonation problem that according to you is "not a big deal".
#13
Quote by Kill Rockstar
OMG Do you even know what scale length is? I want to know how you would fix the intonation problem that according to you is "not a big deal".


yeah your right....to fix it you would have to move the bridge, which isn't that bigger deal but in terms of looks you will have holes from where it was to deal with as well as the tonal and feel changes
#15
You would have to do some mods to the neck pocket/neck heel.

Also find out the actual length of the neck and then subtract it from the total scale length. Thats approximately how far it needs to be from the bridge to get proper intonation.
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