#1
As my first guitar i purchased i bought the crappiest little 90 dollar squire strat.. and im now looking to COMPLETELY remodel it..

A few months ago i repainted it and shortly after that i began running into some electrical issues.. Im now looking to completely redo it.. new everything..

Im looking to get a HH pickgaurd, and put 2 seymour duncan invaders in it.. as well as give it a new neck.. (the only thing im keeping is the body)

so this brings me to a question.. ive looked a ton and cant seem to find ANY 24 fret necks.. and i have absoutely NO idea how to make guitar necks.. is there anybody that sells like, ibanez guitar necks? or NOT strat 24 fret necks?
#2
Even if you find one, it won't fit. Different neck profiles. Squiers usually have relatively thin necks, so why replace it?
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#3
ebay!

edit: it could mess up the scale length of your guitar and make it untuneable though
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so this brings me to a question.. ive looked a ton and cant seem to find ANY 24 fret necks.. and i have absoutely NO idea how to make guitar necks.. is there anybody that sells like, ibanez guitar necks? or NOT strat 24 fret necks?

I have a feeling that putting just any 24 fret neck would mess with the intonation but Warmoth does fretboard extensions. Linkage
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#5
Well yeah, the neck is relatively thin, but even as a more heavy rhythm guitarist i feel limited at the top of the neck.. and REALLY like 24 frets.. Also.. cutting up the body wont be a problem i can repaint what i need to..and in fact am thinking about redoing the body a bit near the neck.. and sharpening the little edges at the tip, like an ibanez look..

Thanks for the tip on gettin the neck.. any other thoughts are also appriciated
#6
The neck isn't the problem with that, it's the heel, I assume the neck joint is bulky?
I suppose you could re-shape that with a bit of modding (maybe make it AANJ, there's a tutorial somewhere for it) then it'll play a lot nicer.
#7
ahh ok, sounds about right..

Also i am wondering.. how much of a task would it be to make the body string thru instead of the standard strat way of holding the strings? if possible at all?
#8
To make it string thru you would need to fill the hole in the body where the wammy was. Then drill holes and put ferrules in and a new bridge. Would need to be painted again to cover the wood you added.
#9
well my strat didnt have a wammy, so would i just need to drill than repaint again and the new bridge?
#10
Unless you get a neck with an extended fretboard, dont bother trying to fit a 24-fret neck.

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#11
Do what you will, but I'm curious as to why you are making such an effort to customize a Squire. I know you're replacing everything, but Squire bodies arent THAT great, usually made from some cheap wood.

That's just me though. Good luck with you're project though.

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#13
What you wanna do is incredibly pointless...Just sell it for as much as you can, and get all your cash together and buy a decent guitar. Something with stable tuners, good pups, a neck you like, a good bridge, good electronics. I really don't see the point in all the modding.
#14
With all you want to do you may as well build a new body as well which would mean u have something thats a lot more personal. And it is quite easy to do, just look at some of the builds done on this forum.
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Well without reading your posts.. ive come to this conclusion that you are right.. its pointless because a strat doesnt fit my heavy playing style.. i have baritone strings on a crappy lespaul right now.. come on.. haha so im ganna do a complete custom build basically..

Ive decided to cough out a bit more cash.. 400 more to be exact and completely build a new guitar.. Im quite excited actually, because ive wanted to mod somethin like that for a while..

Thanks to the original warmoth.com post i found out everything i need..

Im going to be using-
(most provided by warmoth, others by my local GC)
Ibanez Iceman body
"Jackson" style extended fret neck, (24)
2 seymour duncan invaders,
What ever pots and switches i need,
Completely outrageous custom paint job,
And maybe if i have the time a floyd rose..

That will cost me about 600 without the floyd rose, about 800 with the floyd rose
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Do what you will, but I'm curious as to why you are making such an effort to customize a Squire. I know you're replacing everything, but Squire bodies arent THAT great, usually made from some cheap wood.

That's just me though. Good luck with you're project though.

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#17
Yes, that is true.. but ive decided to scrap the strat idea and now working on a paint idea for the previously mentioned poject iceman 8)
#18
I think strat is max. 22 fret neck cuz only metal heads use 23th and 24th fret...
and strat is absolutely not a metal guitar.
I guess you have the same guitar as I do(squier bullet) and I've put Invader in bridge position and it sounds sooooooooooooooooooooo great.
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