27" Neck w/ RG7620 Body

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  1. djpharoah

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    Is this possible to work? What would I need for it to work to get a 27" scale neck to work on the rg7620 body? Also please bear with me but I have heard conflicting stories about this - is the scale length determined from the nut to the bridge??

    Has anyone successfully done this? Would things like intonation etc suffer? I am really gassing for a 27" and I wanna know if I could do this to my guitar.
     
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    The neck would have to be completely custom made to work. You couldn't just slap any 27" scale neck on it.

    It is possible though. :)
     
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    Yeah it would be custom made - but Im guessing not exactly 27".
     
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    If you're having it custom made, it can be made to work. You would just have to engineer the neck and fretboard to work with the neck pocket-to-bridge measurement. If my thinking is correct, you may even be able to squeak a 25th fret onto the fretboard, since the nut will be pushed back a bit from the regular 25.5" position.

    One drawback is that the guitar might end up being a little neck-heavy. On the XL models, i believe Ibanez pushed the bridge back a bit further in the body so it would balance better and fit in a regular case. Since you wouldn't have this option, i would suggest maybe going for a 4+3 headstock configuration (with a shape kinda like the Ibanez 8-string) just to keep the overall length more manageable and the balance in check.
     
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    Thanks Darren. Thats interesting to know - I have to talk to a luthier I guess. I wouldn't mind a 4+3 headstock config ...

    However I am beginning to think it might be more trouble than its worth.
     
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    Make Zimbloth an offer on one of his 1077XLs as it already has a 27" neck :agreed:
     
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    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    Already PM'd him.
    Made an offer but felt his request was too much.
     
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    pm urklvt - he had an extended neck made for his Ibanez S 7-string. He had it extended to 28.625" (two frets longer) and went with a 4+3 shorter headstock to fit in a regular case.

    Now he's the only person with a 24 fret S!
     
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    What urklvy did was take a 22 fret 25.5" scale neck and add two frets to it. So now his 7420 has a 25 5/8" scale and 24 fret neck. That's just how the math works out if you add two frets fo a 22 frets 25/5" neck.

    Now if you want to go from 25.5" 24 fret neck to 27" scale you're in luck because you can basicaly add a fret and get a 27" scale neck. It's not exactly that but it's close enough it should work.
     
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    Its that easy?? Just one fret?
     
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    Well it's not that easy but it's close. You'd have balance issues and other things to work out. I'd talk to urklvt as he is well versed in this stuff and could help you out a lot here. :D
     
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    Thanks I just messaged him. Hope to hearfrom him soon.

    I gotta also work out the financial stuff behind it.
     
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    nice idea :idea:
     
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    (fixed typo)

    Yup.

    Check out:http://www.fretfind.ekips.org/original_tools/dinfterF.php
     
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    Remember, you'd be adding one fret on the nut end of the neck. ;)
     
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    I luthier can make a neck but yeah, it's going to be larger and maybe it will headbang.
     

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