I know that the scale length of a Strat is 25.5 inches and for a Gibson it is 24.75 inches, but are there any professional quality guitars with a scale length shorter than 2475 inches? What is the shortest scale length of a professional guitar that you know of? I know that they build guitars for kids that have a very short scale length but as far as I know, none of them are pro quality and they have intonation and tuning problems in general. Besides, I don't want something that small. I would be interested though if there was a high quality guitar suitable for shredding that has a scale length of maybe 23.5 or 24 inches.
It just occurred to me that since I have small hands and thin fingers, I really don't need so much space between frets and having less space between frets would make it possible for me to do further stretches than I'm now able to do.
I haven't seen any mass produced normal sized guitars with a scale length that short all over. I've seen many fanned fret (meaning variable scale length) with under 24 inches. I believe Rusty Cooley's Custom Conklin 8-string has that for the high A-string. Which is important because it's difficult to tune normal strings that high without breaking them, so the shorter scale length is really useful. Then it obviously has 25.5 inches at the low B-string otherwise it would be impossible to intonate properly. Maybe you should look at Rusty Cooley's fanned fret Dean guitar, maybe it has a shorter scale on the high strings?