Ok, so I have a neck that measures 12 3/4 inches to the 12th fret form the nut.

Meaning it is a 25 1/2 inch scale neck right?

So I put it on a body, and in order to make the scale 25 1/5 inches, I have to do this.

Leaving the unsightly gap, also, the way the holes on the body are drilled, the bottom 2 screws would barely even catch the neck.

I'm assuming this means I need a 24 fret neck, so it fills that gap, right? Or do I need a different scale neck, if so what one?

Here is a measurement from the nut to the saddles, with the gap.

25 1/2 inches.

So how do I fix this? This neck was not made for this body, I don't know what the body is from.
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why do you want 25 1/5 inches? Your saddle thing where the string meets it has to be the same length as the nut to the 12th fret. So measure 12 3/4 inches away from the bridge saddles to find out where the 12th fret should be..

EDIT: Oh.. I see what you mean
Edit your first post and ask people with different scale guitars what scale theres is, and how many frets they have etc.... (might help)
Or maybe put the neck all the way into the neck pocket and then measure from the saddles to the 12th fret and double that?
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Dude... if my nut to 12th fret is 12 3/4, then the 12th to saddles HAS to be that as well. Which equals 25 1/2.

Ergo, this is a 25 1/2 scale neck.

My question is, what neck do I need for this body?
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a 27" extended baritone?
Dude no... k nevermind I;ll figure it out somehow I guess.
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wow,i would be pissed right now if i was you. quite honestly, i would think a 24 fretter would do the trick, but im no expert.
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Yeah, thats what i was hoping...

Well, I just might have to make it.
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yeah that would prob gurantee that it would work,

but ive been thinking about it, and i cant imagine a 24 fret neck not solving that problem. its the only thing i can think of that would fix it, besides a diff scale.
(yes this is auctlly bugging me now too haha)
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That is what I thought as well.

Only thing is, where do I get a 24 fret neck, in a 25 1/2 inch scale, that with fit a square neck pocket, that

ISN'T

a Brazillian dollars. (Just how much is a Brazillian, do you ask? Similar in value to Bolivians )
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hmm, i found one before, i just dont remember where, let me see if i can find it.

i also happen to have the exact neck your looking for on my backup guitar

btw, is a fernades, so look for something like that on ebay if it helps at all.

EDIT: found this, but its not what i was looking for, so ill keep trying

http://www.guitarpartsonline.com/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=58
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I'll look around lol.
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A shorter scale would help, I think, because the distance between the bridge and the 12th fret would be shorter, making it possible to have the neck closer to the bridge. But if you're set on this neck, you could probably bolt it in where it is, but you'll have to redrill the holes, as it sounds like they're too close to teh end to hold well. It will leave a gap, which could be filled any way you want it. You could fill the hole with a block painted to match the body, extend the fretboard over it (moar frets) or even fill it with peanut butter. Whatever floats your boat.
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I would just like to make this neck work, thats all. I don't know how to though.
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I would just like to make this neck work, thats all. I don't know how to though.
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if you're set on this neck, you could probably bolt it in where it is, but you'll have to redrill the holes, as it sounds like they're too close to teh end to hold well. It will leave a gap, which could be filled any way you want it. You could fill the hole with a block painted to match the body, extend the fretboard over it (moar frets) or even fill it with peanut butter. Whatever floats your boat.
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