paintingrookie Posted February 9, 2009 Report Share Posted February 9, 2009 Hi, I am hoping to build a 24 fret guitar specifically for metal for my son. The thing will have emg 81/85 pups, Wilkinson trem and be a thin solid body not unlike a "Blackmachine". However I am a bit concerned about the problem with the 24th fret being over where the neck pickup should be for a 25.5 inch scale length, and ruining the tone. What I want to know is why can't I move the trem and hence the saddles up the body, and the neck back a bit, and therefore have 24 frets and still have the centre of the neck pickup at the 2nd octave node. Obviously this will make the guitar longer by 2 frets, but to my novice mind the 25.5 inch scale length is still maintained. Or do the expert builders here think this node theory is just physics, after all I don't see anything wrong with the tone on a Jem. I have not decided on bolt on aanj or neck through yet. I see StewMac do a neck through 24 fret neck now. Thanks J Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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