#1
ive looked at most of the fenders on the fender home page, but as yet . . . nothing. does anyone know if they ever have, or if there is a good quality copy that has? (like prs do an lp, and its a good quality copy)

to solve the confusion (and i accept this was my fault) i did mean scale length. and i find that the advantages of having 24 frets is that the 17 - 22nd fret and such is a bit further away from the heel, making it easier to get to. or at least it seems that way, even if it isn't
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#3
No, fender doesn't, you would have to get a coustom job.
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#5
Quote by The red Strat.
may i ask why you really want a 24 fret guitar ?


to have those extra two frets so you have more notes to play with
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#6
If you put a 24 fret neck on a Strat, you lose the neck pickup.
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that's not what i meant. i mean, do you think you'd use those 2 frets more than once a year ?
i never had to reach down to my 20th fret ever. let alone a 24th...

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If you put a 24 fret neck on a Strat, you lose the neck pickup.

not if you simply make the neck longer...
#9
Quote by The red Strat.


that's not what i meant. i mean, do you think you'd use those 2 frets more than once a year ?
i never had to reach down to my 20th fret ever. let alone a 24th...


well if your a lead player your bound to spend more time down in that territory
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#11
Quote by The red Strat.
do you know you get those same notes on other strings too ?


ya but when there on the 23 and 24th fret there all in the same place for a flurry of quick notes that cant be flurried elsewhere on the guitar
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#12
The best Strat-like guitar you're going to find with 24 frets is probably a Carvin. Also, because it has the neck-thru-body design, they have a much smoother heel and you'll actually have access to those upper frets.

Oh, wait, you're from across the pond.

Yeah, you'll have to go "Super Strat" copy like Ibanez.
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#13
Quote by The red Strat.


that's not what i meant. i mean, do you think you'd use those 2 frets more than once a year ?
i never had to reach down to my 20th fret ever. let alone a 24th...


Erm, those 2 frets are used. Not much, but they're handy sometimes. I like having that extra octave above the 12th fret but that's just prefference. Without 24 frets I don't think it'd be a great loss to me...
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I agree, I think he means scale length, but I'd rather join the 22/24 debate. My latest guitar has 24, and I like that because means the cutaway is designed so I can *reach* the 23 and 24- making it a LOT easier to play the lower ones, like 15-20 range.
#18
I think Becky is the only one that gets it.

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And Danno, apparently.
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#19
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I think Becky is the only one that gets it.

oh crap i didn't read the original post

i don't think there's a strat with that scale...
a mustang or jaguar has a 24 scale.
#20
Fender HM (heavy metal) Strats have 24 medium jumbo frets (in an HSS congfiguration). First, made in Japan, then later in the U.S., in the late 1980s to early 1990s. I have a Rosewood fretboard, but apparently, there were Maple ones made as well. They still show up on the used market from time to time. I saw a greeen one at Guitar Center last week selling for $800. Someone bought it the next day. Someone here just found a metallic black one for only $500. Read more about the HM here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_HM_Strat
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#21
Quote by beckyjc
I think he's on about actual scale length... The strat scale is 25.5" and the LP is about 24".

You could get a Jaguar...

les paul is 24.75". Fender Jaguars and mustangs are 24" though, and i think the jazzmaster, cyclone, toronado etc are 24.75".
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#22
Quote by The red Strat.


that's not what i meant. i mean, do you think you'd use those 2 frets more than once a year ?
i never had to reach down to my 20th fret ever. let alone a 24th...


not if you simply make the neck longer...


It's not just that...

I can't bare not having 24 frets.. I prefer having a longer fretboard for more room.
#24
i was on about having a 24 scale neck, but couldn't find the measurement (inches i think) button on my computer, still cant for that matter. however, the 24 fret debate is more interesting. i prefer 22. however, it feels like you can get to the lower frets (17 -22) easier when you have 24 as it feels like they are further away from the heel. whether this is true is imaterial, because the feel is enough.