I've been looking through the old threads and couldn't find any references to this topic, so I though I'd ask about this: what is the standard length for fingerboards? Can you buy blanks for different lengths? What effect would a longer board have on sound/playability? I'm wondering because I most often play (pizz) with my right hand at the end of the fingerboard because of the nice punchy sound I get there. I'd love to hear what it would sound like if I could play rest strokes closer to the bridge, but the absence of fingerboard surface under the strings in this area prevents me from doing this. For a pizz only player, what purpose does the open area between the bridge and the end of the fingerboard serve? I would never try and do anything like this myself, but I'm curious if it would be possible to add an extension to the end of the board...not for fingering higher notes, but for digging in with the right hand closer to the bridge to get a puchier sound when desired. I'm also wondering if this might help the higher TP notes speak a bit better, since the RH could then be a bit farther away from the note being fingered. Thoughts/comments?