I had an Agile 828 intrepid pro when they came out but the scale length is too big for comfort. The 19" scale is to allow me to comfortably reach four notes per string using all four fingers. Also, since it is tuned in fifths I do not need to slide much at all when moving between strings. Also the same chords work almost anywhere and there are 1 finger power chords. Also I can get more range on less strings. @aus if u don't mind sharing, what's the motivation here, maybe we could help u achieve what u need but without residing to such drastic measures.[/QUOTE] The motivation is to play low to high notes on an ergonomic light weight, compact guitar. As much of the range of 88 piano as practical on an electric guitar. Also I thought those 7 string viper violins looked pretty neat. The pitch shifting sounds a bit over my head. I should be able to make a pickup as I have the wire and a sewing machine to wind.