I've been thinking about this as a possibility for a custom instrument, and wanted to see what you guys thought of it.
Basically, it's because I have a Schwab 5-string electric and I really like the extra range I get with it. Sometimes I find myself wanting to be able to drop down another 5th from G, but of course have no where to go.
I found myself wondering if such a thing might be possible on a 15" scale or not. Essentially a ten-string, acoustic instrument with a scale length in between a mandolin and mandola, and hopefully not too floppy on the C.
What do you guys think. Possible? A fool's errand?
Any builders with a notion one way or the other, I could use the input for sure.
Schwab 5-string No.29 (1982)
Old Wave C# No.311 (2003)
Mann SEM-5 No. 60 (2007)