Thanks in advance for any opinions! I'm thinking about getting a short scale for my 8 year-old son; He's been watching me play for years, and has a passion for detuning my basses when I'm not around. So he's asked me for one. I'm concerned about 2 things: Is a short-scale too large for an 8 year-old? I'll put him in lessons immediately, so that he doesn't inherit any of my unspeakably poor technique, but I'm worried about hand/finger overuse. Any methods you can recommend to keep him as injury-free as possible? Thanks again!