I'm currently putting together the spec for a custom 5er and am completely sold on the Novax fanned fret approach but never having had the opportunity to try one I'd like a little bit of help. A lot has been said about fanned frets on TB but, apart from one rather confusing thread, it mostly seems to revolve around playability and hasn't been of much help. As this is a custom build, the World is, as they say, my oyster. I'm looking for an aggressive, dark tone which is as even as possible across the strings and this would lead me to the shorter scale lengths. My starting point would be a 35" B and a 32" or 33" G. If I put the vertical at or around the 5th-7th fret (where I spend most time) I get something like a 1" off set at the nut which sounds quite reasonable. For those of you with multi-scale experience, what would be your recommendation on B & G lengths and vertical fret, given what I'm trying to achieve? Supplementary question 1: In real life does the fret board look better with a vertical fret or with the vertical point between frets (i.e. no exactly vertical fret)? Supplementary question 2: There doesn't seem to be much consensus on whether to angle the p/ups or not. My guess is that if you don't you end up negating a lot of the reason why you use a multi-scale in the first place (i.e. even tone). Any opinions? Many, many thanks for your help in advance. DC.