#1
So I have a 24.75" Fender neck off of a Toronado that I love the feel of, but could do without the humbucking sound of the guitar. My question is would there be a huge sonic difference if I used this on a spare Strat body rather than change guitars? I was planning on a new strat anyways I'm just wondering the benefits or concerns with such a mod.
#2
The scale length may not line up, which will make every note, except open notes, out of tune. The heel may not even fit in.
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#3
I've seen advertised short scale necks for Fender guitars in Guitar World, so I am assuming at least some of that guess work has been taken out from model to model from Fender.

I was asking not about functionality but tonality, would there be a difference?
#4
you will need to move the bridge to accommodate the scale length, or move the heel pocket up. also the pickup locations relative to the nodes/antinodes will be off.

so with some work, you can make it play, but it will not sound like a strat.
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#5
It will sound a bit bassier, and bending will be easier.

You can buy a 24 3/4ths neck that is designed to retrofit a strat.
Will says:
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- SmarterChild - says:
I don't know if I can help it.

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#6
I figured just the same. I'm just so used to the length I didn't wanna relearn all that muscle memory. Tried out the ones at the store and found no problem so I guess its a moot point.