I got this guitar, cheapest of the cheap, and I found that I really love the short 22 fret, 25.5, neck for rhythm (the likes of Emperor or Zyklon) what do people think about this kind of neck/scale length? (I have to say that this particular one has a lot of fret buzz but oh well)
I put one EMG 81 in the bridge as you can see, while leaving the bridge routing open, and also painted a pentagram to channel evil powers through into my hands. Now it looks like shit therefore it suits its owner perfectly.
My other wonderings are if there are any *good* 22 fret guitars out there (of the same general musical orientation)? Like an ESP M-I, but with less frets...
And lastly: is there any place (or any point) trying to get a mahogany (for example) body to replace the basswood?
Well to address a couple points in a direct sort of fashion:
-I don't really know why you are referring to 22 fret, 25.5" scale as "short". Are you used to playing 30" baritones? That is the longer of the two scale lengths that dominate the market. Number of frets has nothing to do with the scale of a neck.
-There are too many good 22 fret guitars to list dude. Jackson Rhoads, PRS, Charvel Pro Mods, etc. etc. etc. It's not an uncommon option.
-Replacing the body isn't worth it. Then you would just have a different body with the same less than stellar neck. Better to use the money you would spend on a body replacement to buy a new guitar.
Welcome to the site and I dig the username! Been listening to the Live Inferno album a shit ton recently!
Does the Pentagram work for making you play better?