I want to thank everyone for their input and advise. This is a wonderful community. My schedule is tough for the next couple of weeks but I will post pictures when the build is done.
Hi, I was going through my photo library and came across a series of photos on the intonation subject.
In the photo you can see that I have not glued down the bridge at this stage. I string up the guitar, in this case just the two 'E's I move the bridge checking the intonation as I go on my tuner.
The devise that is also shown is one I made up to make the bridge moving task easier to fine tune.
Use the gauge strings and action height that you intend to play. I have different saddles with different areas of contact.
I've used it for years electric or acoustic.
Coming from the electric 6 string guitar world, I was used to the Fender 25.5" scale and the Gibson 24.5" to 24.75" scale. The 25.5" scale tends to have better harmonics while the Gibson scales were better with string bends and more warmth in tone.
Then I got a PRS type guitar with the 25" scale and everything felt right to me. I get good harmonics, warmer tone, good string bends without finger pain and the spacing between the frets "fits" my fingers well.
All my CBG builds have been 25" since then with the exception of a couple Baritones. I don't see myself making or buying anything in the guitar range over 25" scale. I'm even considering a short scale bass in the future.
The shorter scale guitars often require bigger gauge strings that can change the tone.