I planning to order a Read Custom Model J 4-string with a lined fretless fingerboard. I'm considering asking the scale length to be 32 inches as opposed to the regular 34. I'm toying with this idea because I think it would make it easier for me to scoot up and down the fingerboard and generally be fun to play. However, I've not had the chance to play anything short scale but the one time I played a Hofner at the store. Do you think a shorter scale will impact the sound, playability, etc in a negative way? Any insight is appreciated!