1 DCBirdMan 10 months ago Well as some know, I went off the vintage Fender scene early this century. For over 20 years, like a lotta guys, it was all about 1950s Telecasters and P Basses, with an occasional Strat along for the ride. No interest in 1960s stuff because of the Toxic Blight of Rosewood Boards. If it's one of those F-word guitars, it's maple neck or go home. Then I lost interest in all that, discovered Gretsch and the rest is history. But now that the New Era of Short Scale is my reality, I am thinkin' hard on an old 22.5" scale maple neck Duo Sonic or Musicmaster. Can even be a hacked refin as long as the neck is intact. Naturally it would be refretted with frets that you can actually feel So I will see what's out there -- at least, they will be 1/3 of what their bigger cousins are priced at.