At the top of my 10 year old daughter's Christmas wish list is a bass guitar. She also wrote me a note explaining that she'll continue to play sax in school band, but really wants to learn bass, and the best thing is, it won't cost ME anything, since she's asking Santa for it!! (maybe it's time we broke the news....) So I'm thinking if she can hold off til Spring, I'll make her one. She enjoys woodworking with me, anyhow, so it'll be good for the both of us. Any special considerations in making a short scale? I'm thinking a 30" would fit her well and probably a bolt-on in case she trashes the neck (a Sherman tank would be no match for my children on a rainy Sunday.) So far, my biggest concern is that I don't know of any guitar places in the area that carry short scales, so I don't know where I'm going to steal measurements from!