#1
Hi, is it possible to get a 24 fret neck on a 22 fret guitar without extending the neck joint and losing the neck pickup? Could you just adjust the bridge saddles a lot to compensate or would that ruin the instruments intonation?
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#3
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Hi, is it possible to get a 24 fret neck on a 22 fret guitar without extending the neck joint and losing the neck pickup? Could you just adjust the bridge saddles a lot to compensate or would that ruin the instruments intonation?

There's no way you can adjust the saddles that far. Short answer: no. I suppose you could move the whole bridge back by filling and re-routing, but it wouldn't be worth it.
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#4
no, you'd damage your guitar
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#5
I tried one time with no knowledge of intonation or harmonics and so I don't that that guitar anymore but I still have the 24 fret neck.
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#6
The only way you could really do it would be to buy a 24 fret neck and relocate the bridge. It wouldn't be all that difficult really if the bridge is a hardtail strat type bridge, but TOMs would be awkward due to having to fill the holes left by the posts and trems that require big routes would just be really unfeasible. Possible but SO not worth it. And then comes relocating the bridge pup. Again, possible, but so not worth it.

Another option would be to buy a 24 fret neck with a different scale length. If you picked it right (quite a difficult thing to do methinks) you'd just need to adjust the saddles on the bridge a bit. But it'd be awkward.
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#7
but it is possible to fit a 24-fret neck, by elongating the neck pocket towards the bridge, right?
#8
Quote by suicidalmoose
Hi, is it possible to get a 24 fret neck on a 22 fret guitar without extending the neck joint and losing the neck pickup? Could you just adjust the bridge saddles a lot to compensate or would that ruin the instruments intonation?

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but it is possible to fit a 24-fret neck, by elongating the neck pocket towards the bridge, right?

*facepalm*
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#9
Yea anything is possible with enough effort. But he asked if he could make a 22 fret guitar into a 24 fret without moving the bridge or the neck pickup. Um no. A retro fit 24 fret will have the fretboard over hang right where the pickup is. Adjusting the neck pocket would result in same thing. And you cant just move the bridge easily on most guitars. Anything with a wammy would be a serious pain to move if you move the bridge closer to the neck guess whats in the way the bridge pickup. Just have to decide if you really need a 24 fret guitar that much. Or even easier is to buy a guitar with a 24 fret neck.
#10
what kinds of necks are we talking about?

its possible but there isnt a way around losing/relocating the neck pickup. adjusting the saddles wouldnt help either. definitly do-able but you'll have to decide if its worth doing.
#12
I've seen warmoth do fretboard extensions, Which extend over the hole for the neck pickup. What You could do (if it's a strat) I was thinking, is just make a new scratchplate with the neck pickup hole moved down a little. You might not even have to re-route the body, if it has a sminning pool or humbucker route. Before awby rips me to shreds, it does actually say in the top post " without losing the neck pickup" - not without moving it.
#13
Yes relocating the neck pickup with a warmoth retrofit neck is possible. Most strats not a big deal.
#14
warmoth do a fret board extention thing that you can get a 24 fret on a 22 fret neck. looked strange. I won't try it.
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Another option would be to buy a 24 fret neck with a different scale length. If you picked it right (quite a difficult thing to do methinks) you'd just need to adjust the saddles on the bridge a bit. But it'd be awkward.

^This.