another thing you might consider is drop tuning the regular 6 by maybe a full step or maybe a 1 1/2 step. the markley strings would be excellent for that tuning - the .150" works really well for a G#, but just the tiniest bit flappy for an F#, in my experience. so that would be G#-C#-F#-B-E-A for the 6 string. good gauges of strings would be .150"-.135"-.115"-.095"-.075"-.055" unless you wanted to get a whole new rig, or at least a sub woofer, the G# would probably be choice for ya. the string/fretboard layout would be sorta weird at first, but you're a smart kid, you could get it down no time.