Okay, so this is my problem. I am a bassist, and I am a bassist because I like being a bassist, and have no desire to become a "guitarist." That being said with every new bass I buy, I get a new, higher string, with smaller and smaller string spacing. I most recently was in the market for was a custom 7 string, with 14mm string spacing, and a 30" scale (tuned EADGCFA). At this point I realized "I'm looking for a really big guitar." Does that sound right? I mean what is it that I'm looking for? I play chords, I use high string to play melody, while using bass strings to keep time. Do I belong on this side of things, and so can anyone suggest sometime that could fit that bill? (I was willing to pay $3000 for that bass so price isn't a huge deal, but I keep it in mind.)
Fair enough, thanks for the tip. In the event that I can't find one, or that it is some absurd price can you recommend a luthier that might be able work with me. I've tried a lot of bass specific luthiers, and they don't want to anything to do with it.
I've talked to three or four bass specific luthiers that where in my price range, and emailed some others, but everyone says the same thing "I can't build string spacing that narrow." I'm also having a really hard time find someone who builds a 30" scale.