24-3/4" Conversion Necks
Conversion necks are another Warmoth innovation in guitar customization. We have been making conversion necks for years and the concept is to change the scale of the guitar without modifying the body. This is not a totally new concept, the early Mustang® guitars could be had with either 22-1/2" or 24" scale necks; the same body would accept either neck without modification.
Our initial objective was to offer the traditional Gibson® scale length of 24-3/4" to fit standard Fender® guitars (both Strat® and Tele®). This has proven to be unique in the market. Later we went the opposite direction and created the 28-5/8" scale length Baritone Conversion neck. All of our conversion necks are built using Warmoth Pro construction: double expanding truss rod and compound radius fingerboard.
After installing a conversion neck, you will need to re-intonate and tune your guitar to match the new scale. This is a very easy conversion and allows you a relatively inexpensive way to experience something new on your old Fender®.
The scale length of a guitar is actually the playable string length. Simply measuring from the playing side of the string nut to the break-over point of the string on the bridge will give you the scale. Usually though, we'd measure to the 12th fret (half scale) and double this number; strings actually intonate a little longer than the stated scale (has to do with action height and the distance the string is depressed when fretting, amongst other things).