Well, I think the subject pretty much gets the job done. 5 string+string through body+35" scale+taught B+(45-130+/-)=What make of strings? I prefer nickle or nickle plated round wounds. What reccomendations do you have? By the way, I have tried to search for some of this, but I haven't found too much with all of my criteria. Also the silly search function does not allow you to search for 35" because it is under 6 characters!!!!