hi all - i asked the same thing over in the medium scale club: i am contemplating how i might come by an affordable 32" scale five-string: since a capo at fret 1 on a 34" scale neck pretty much gets me 32" ... here is my question: how hard would it be to: take a stock 34" bolt-on neck (without position markers on the fretboard) - take off it's fretboard - saw of most of the 1 fret fingerboard area leaving a shortened fretboard - reinstall/ reglue the fingerboard with the 1st fret now the zero fret (in effect creating an almost 32 scale neck) - sand the sides. adjust (i.e. take some off) the heel and move up the bridge - reinstall the neck and: Voila - a 32 bass born from a 34? is this possible? or crazy talk?