Ok, I've posted this question on other experts and can't seem to get a reply. My first build is a 17" long CB and I'm at a point where I "have" to make a decision, but would greatly appreciate some guidance. I read, heard or saw someplace that the sweet spot for a bridge is 3/4 of the way back from the neck end of the box. My snag is, I plan on using 19 frets(unless advised otherwise). If I go with a 25.5 scale, it locates the bridge about half way in the middle of the box(approx 9"). 32.5" scale would put the bridge about right. In bot h scenarios the fretboard would be about 2 frets over the lid. I don't know if a 32.5" is even viable. Any advice would be helpful.

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Totally were all friend!  It just hard to communicate as well in the written word...shoot I love all you guys!

I take in all information and advice, sort through it and make my decisions. I've watched videos, read everything I can, but most of all I ask the ones who have been there and done that. This particular build that I'm working on is "very personal" for me and I only have "one" shot at getting it right because of the materials can not be replaced. Well they could be but the significance wouldn't be there. Believe me I appreciate any and all advice and whole heartily thank everyone for their bits of wisdom.

On edit I didn't see your last post Dennis and I'm glad to see this isn't another Facebook where people act like ravaged dogs fighting over a misplaced statement!

after reading my own post it appears I have poor grammar too!

It doesn't look like that when I type them , they usually are so well written I fell like they are short literary masterpieces...instead it looks like a 10 year old writes my messages

LOL You aren't the only one who missed the short bus, if it weren't for autocorrect I'd be royally screwed! I can read writhing, I just can't write reading!

Ha, I didn't see your edit lol, it's not like that on here, there's 6000 miles or more between me & many of my friends on here. Despite differing senses of humour, language etc we all seem to get along. It's a fantastic family atmosphere & I'm very happy to be here.

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