Is such a creation possible, and feasible? Some of the specs I'd need... Tighter spacing then is on a typical 6 string (but not as tight as on guitar). Thicker strings then on a guitar, but not as thick as a typical 6 string set; perhaps just low tension bass strings? Though they'd need to be thin enough to strum with... Guitar-scale fretboard (slightly longer, if possible... is that possible ?) Pipe-Dream : On-board "pedal" to alternate between low / bass octaves, and higher, more guitar favouring octaves. Is any of that possible, and if so, would it even be worth it? Now, what I'd want it for... I'm a huge fan of slap bass; but its just not my thing, I can slap, but only barely; and to be honest, I don't want to learn it. It sounds terrific, but its not for me. I prefer fingerstyle, through and through. Now, I've tried learning guitar, but I'm too far dug into bass to commit and really learn guitar; mainly because of the strings. I just can't deal with those things, as again, I'm almost purely fingerstyle. That being said, blues-rockers have really opened my eyes to the "higher ground"; a sweet, squealing melody is something I'd like to be able to add my arsenal. So is it possible to compromise between these two instruments?