24.75 Old school SET not SET THROUGH with floyds?

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  1. Nickerz

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    So I've noticed that it's damn near impossible to find straight up set necks these days. I vastly prefer set necks because they aren't as boomy as bolt ons, but still resonate very nice. I do not like the way neck through guitars play, and I consider set through to be close to that.

    From what I can tell, these set through guitars are all made in the same mega factory so there's a scary small number of straight set neck guitars.

    Right now, if I don't want an older Dime or ML, it looks like there's a couple odd ball Epiphones?

    Did LTD\ESP used to use set necks at any point and switch?
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    LTD EC-401VR. Set neck, not set thru or neck thru.
     
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    Assuming VR was a type for FR... doesn't look like it =|

    "SP Guitars has added to its LTD “400 Series” guitars. The LTD EC-401FR is equipped with a Floyd Rose tremolo, offers set-through construction and includes an EMG 60/81 pickup set..."
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Meant to type FR, whoops.
    I coulda swore they made set neck EC-401FRs. I'm trying to go through ESP's catalogs but there's no acknowledgement of it, even though they went really far back.

    If you want better luck, find an EC-1001FR or EC-1000FR. For sure those will be set neck if you get one made before 2016.
    https://web.archive.org/web/2016100...ec-1001fr-stblk?category_id=1963292-ec-series

    https://web.archive.org/web/2012071...om/guitars/ltd-standard-deluxe/ec-1000fr.html
     
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    Well it may not be 24 3/4" but a PRS Se with floyd at 25" may work for you.
     
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    Definitely an option.
     
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    That is what I was gonna say. I wanted a 24.75" "Superstrat" for years that was not a Gibson shape. Other than some oddball models here and there through the years, most of my searches lead to PRS guitars. I have 2 CU24 SE's now, one regular trem, and one Floyd, and I love them both.
     
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    Gibson has the Les Paul Studio Shred.
     
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    I was responding to the thread-starter. :rolleyes:
     
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    huh I accidentally replied to that comment, sorry about that
     
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    So far looking at the Shred and Night models straight from Epi\Gibson. I don't know that I could rock a Dean without feeling like a tool.
     
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    Early 90s Jackson or Archtop Pros or Charvel 750xls? They're not cheap, but from what I understand they're pretty much Les Pauls in super strat form.
     
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    Yamaha RGX 1212s (and 612s) is also a choice (neck-through though).
    Peavey Vandenberg is also 24,75 inch scale length albeit bolt-on.

    You could also find certain Bich-es and Mockingbirds that might meet the requirements.
     
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    Older Carvin guitars (prior to ~1988) are set neck rather than neck through, and will be either 24.75" or 25" scale length depending on model and year. Most had Kahler trems, but if you look long and hard enough, you'll turn one up with a Floyd. Or you could go for a hard tail and add a Floyd.

    Other options, though harder to find, will be Hamer Californian (some are bolt on, some are set neck, though I'm not positive on the scale length), Robin Medley (they've made both 24.75" and 25.5" scale guitars, so be sure to check), and Valley Arts (most are bolt ons, but they've made some with set necks as well).
     
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    And don't be fooled by a smooth neck heel. Their set-necks were very sculpted, like a neck-through.
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