I'm looking to put together a bari/VI-style instrument, and I had some setup questions; I'm not sure yet if I'll go with USACG's full 30"-neck-on-VI-body configuration, or with a Warmoth 28.5" bari-conversion neck on some random guitar body. I. My intention is to tune F#-F# (one whole step up from a Fender VI) to better match my vocal range. Would this likely cause neck strain or string breakage problems due to higher string tension if I used standard VI strings at standard 30" scale? If so, do you think the shorter scale of a Warmoth 28.5" neck would be sufficient compensation? II. What sort of tuners would I use, bass or guitar? Most VI-style instruments seem to have guitar-style tuners, but are they different in any way to deal with the heavier strings? If so, where could I find replacement tuners for a Fender VI? III. What sort of bridge could I use? Will guitar bridges provide sufficient spacing? Are their saddles big enough for Fender VI strings? Does anyone have numbers for Fender VI spacing at the bridge? Neck width numbers would also be nice (12th fret or heel dimensions; fender.com says nut width is 1.5"). IV. Does anyone have any ideas on appropriate fretwire sizes for these instruments? Any help you can provide would be appreciated.