New to forum - figured this would be the place to ask a technical question. Non-HM Strats never have more than 22 frets. The reason given is that the neck pickup has to be exactly placed to optimally sense the harmonics from the strings, so you can’t just push the neck pickup farther down towards the bridge. That being the case, there is no room for a 23rd or 24th fret above a properly positioned neck pickup. So the question is: how does the 24 fret design of the HM Strat escape this issue? Was it decided that it was more important to have 24 frets than for the neck pickup to be optimally positioned? Does the shortened HM scale length has anything to do with this?