1 DCBirdMan 2 weeks ago My transition is complete! No, that kind of transition… but I have gone the distance in the transition to short scale only. Early this century, I went off the cruel and unusual punishment of 25.5 scale guitars… Strat, Tele, and D size Martins. There was next a good 15 years with 24.75 Gibson and 24.6 (most Gretsch). Then went off them too so it was down to 24” scale. That scale is not quite cruel and unusual punishment but too long for me. So now 22.5 is my new long scale and 21” (short scale Ricks) is my new short scale. ‘I just got this nice Rick 325 because of that scale. I know I’ll get hit on about the Lennon association but I only did this because it’s short scale w/ 3 pickups and Bigsby. Will have to be refretted plus going to white plastic and master tone a volume ( ditch those ugly knobs!!) but after that will be really good for what I do along with these Mexi and Japanese 22.5” scale Strats.