Updated: Feb 4
I planned on building a baritone guitar, mainly to use for down tuned song writing in order (among other things) to get the riffs sounding sharper and less muddy. I've written a fair amount of drop tuned songs in the past always using a standard scale guitar with the heaviest gauge strings I could find, which helped a bit but is not ideal.
So I did some reading (a lot actually) and the general consensus was the least hassle would be to use a Fender Stratocaster body for the baritone build and a whole lot of blah blah, well that did not work out for me, I ended up using a tele body and adjusting the bridge position, I used a 30" neck and it worked out very nicely. I ended up getting a genuine Fender neck of the Mexican body and it worked out great too. Check them out below.
Parts used for the strat:
EMG HZ FH 2 (Bridge)
G&L USA Legacy SD Bridge Pickup (Middle)
RAILHAMMER NEUVO 90 (Neck)
VT1 VegaTrem Ultra Trem standard
Genuine Fender Mexican Body & Neck
Parts used for the Baritone Tele:
Fenix Single Coil (Neck)
ABM 3250 3D Guitar Bridge
Fenix Tele Body (1989)
Baritone Neck (China)
Sperzel Locking Tuners