Conversion necks are a Warmoth innovation that allow you to easily change the scale length of your bolt-on guitar. Two scale lengths are available:
- 24-3/4" Conversion Neck
- 28-5/8" Baritone Conversion Neck
The 24-3/4" Conversion Neck
This neck allows you to change the scale length of your 25-1/2" Fender® scale guitar to the shorter Gibson® scale of 24-3/4". This shortens the distance between frets and lowers string tension for easier, quicker playing.
The 28-5/8" Baritone Conversion Neck
This neck allows you to lengthen the scale of a 25-1/2" Fender®-style guitar to the longer Baritone scale of 28-5/8", which facilitates lowered tunings such as A or C. Though the fingerboard is slightly wider than normal in the upper fret area, the neck employs an ingenious undercut heel design that still fits common 2-3/16" neck pockets.
Conversion Necks Compared
Conversion necks work by lengthening or shortening the distance between the bridge saddles and the string nut. Moving the bridge is not necessary. After installation simply re-intonate and tune your guitar to match the new scale. These replacement necks require no modification to the guitar body and bolt directly on to most common 2-3/16" (56mm) neck pockets. It is an easy conversion that allows you an inexpensive way to experience something new on your old Fender®.
Conversion necks are built using Warmoth Pro construction: double expanding truss rods and compound radius fingerboards.
Builder's Note: Scale length is the active string length, or the distance between the break-over points on the nut and saddle. More often it is calculated by doubling the distance from the nut to the 12th fret. Because of action height, finger fretting pressure, and other factors, strings actually intonate a little longer than the stated scale.