Small increase to an instrument's scale length?
Just a theoretical question.
I am converting an arch top guitar to a mandocello. I took the fretboard off to slim it down to ideal mandocello width. But instead of that I could just buy/or make a NEW fretboard that is the width that I want.
Buy if I did go with a new board, could I also consider moving the bridge back 1 inch and thus create an instrument with a 26" scale instead of 25"? This would put more tension on the C-course strings.
I have calculated the inter-fret distances and they are minimally affected (nut to fret #1 equals 1.403" versus 1.459" respectively).
But I wonder if moving and re-fitting the bridge back as much as 1" would have major impacts to the tone/projection or would be ill-advised as regards the integrity of the top board?
I assume someone must have tried already -- if so what happened? Thanks.
Due to current budgetary restrictions the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off -- sorry about the inconvenience.