baritone tele conversion - "short" neck and moved bridge?

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Re: baritone tele conversion - "short" neck and moved bridge?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri May 13, 2022 4:34 am

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I agree (and I'm in the same place, skill-set-wise)! All I was saying is that if a neck would be tricky to do anyways, why also add removing frets from the wrong-scale positions and have to fill the wood in the fretboard as well? But maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're referring to 🤔
I don’t think you’re misunderstanding at all.
I like sort of complex projects - especially when getting 70% right is still pretty great and usable and a fun personal accomplishment.
I worry that this neck/fret work might be more complicated. I’ve been reading that it really is a bit forgiving and doable with the right tools, but I don’t have those tools, and their costs add up.

I’m starting to lean away from a DIY approach to the neck and employing a professional.
You and I could definitely be friends. I seem to like doing things to hard way sometimes too. Especially if there's a chance of learning a new skill, or more practice with an old one. I don't want to scare you away from trying it, but I also know how much it sucks to try to balance wanting to do something yourself and wanting a project to turn our the way you want it. At this point, I probably wouldn't attempt fretwork myself, beyond cleaning up what's already there. (Though part of that is because I really want to get my shop in better organization before I start on things like that).
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Re: baritone tele conversion - "short" neck and moved bridge?

Post by Steadyriot. » Fri May 13, 2022 8:12 am

You could hit up Duncan Price. He gets up to all kinds of wacky stuff, including fretless guitars. Wouldn’t be surprised if he had a fretless neck or 2 laying around. Heard he was doing a spring cleaning right at this moment. Diskobebe on Instagram.
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Re: baritone tele conversion - "short" neck and moved bridge?

Post by Gordon » Fri May 13, 2022 7:22 pm

For those who may have difficulties picturing the result, a reminder that Fender did that already with the Bass V: 34" scale with a short neck.

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I always loved it, and I dont mind the lack of upper frets. :D
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Re: baritone tele conversion - "short" neck and moved bridge?

Post by Lost In Autumn » Sat May 14, 2022 4:46 am

Gordon wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 7:22 pm
For those who may have difficulties picturing the result, a reminder that Fender did that already with the Bass V: 34" scale with a short neck.

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I always loved it, and I dont mind the lack of upper frets. :D
i still can't get my head around why this is something that might be desirable; my 28-5/8" baritones play just fine.

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Re: baritone tele conversion - "short" neck and moved bridge?

Post by del » Sat May 14, 2022 10:29 am

Lost In Autumn wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 4:46 am

i still can't get my head around why this is something that might be desirable; my 28-5/8" baritones play just fine.
It looks cool!
And I'd guess it's fun to play with good balance on a strap.

This whole idea but using a mustang as the base instrument instead of a telecaster might be just the ticket!
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Re: baritone tele conversion - "short" neck and moved bridge?

Post by marqueemoon » Sat May 14, 2022 11:50 am

The advantages I see are balancing better on a strap and fitting a standard sized case. I doubt I would miss not having a few higher frets on a baritone.

Still, I can see why nobody offers this kind of neck off the shelf.

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Re: baritone tele conversion - "short" neck and moved bridge?

Post by Lost In Autumn » Sat May 14, 2022 1:42 pm

del wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 10:29 am
Lost In Autumn wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 4:46 am

i still can't get my head around why this is something that might be desirable; my 28-5/8" baritones play just fine.
This whole idea but using a mustang as the base instrument instead of a telecaster might be just the ticket!
I can see it working on a Mustang style body.

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