I think the 22 vs. 24 fret neck also throws the perspective off a bit.
The distance to the 12th fret are identical.
Not identical but close enough because they are both 25 1/2inch scaled guitars. That said, the bridge should actually be mounted more bridge side then centered on 25 1/2 to achieve JG string action. They can only be measured from nut to 12th fret to get the actual string scale length. The bridge will have 6 different actual bridge lengths after it has been intonated for the player. And as i stated before bridge placement is not exact, but 12th fret is.
No balance issues.
By "hangs further to the left," do you mean "exhibits neck dive?"ac4468 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:19 pmWolf ... It's a long guitar. ... Because of the body being shifted away from the nut to give access to the higher frets, the guitar ends up an inch+ longer than a strat. And on top of that, the area behind the tail is so deep the entire guitar hangs further to the left.