Originally Posted by volowv
just looking over your ekips numbers. you have a 3/32nds overhang, i usually go with 1/8". we are talking a 1/32nd, but i'd rather have the extra 32nd.
the bridge measurement you have is 1 7/8". moongazer has a bridge spaced at 1 3/4". i have this bridge for a build i'm working on right now. i'm not completely impressed with it, but this might be your best bet unless you plan on building your own. the springs are weak and the saddles don't touch. they are regular-sized saddles that they have just moved out to 1 3/4". in the website picture its obvious that this is what is happening but i'd just thought i'd give you a heads-up, if you decided to go down that path.
on the body style... i have a slab bodied, modified F-style 25.75" mando sitting on the back burner that you might find interesting. i cut out the sections of the f style that were going to prove difficult to sand and finish, modified the neck joint. its hollow, x-braced like the contest guitar. sapele and maple, probably weighs around 4lbs.
That's pretty much the exact shape I'm hoping to build. There's a good machine shop in town here that can make a bridge for me and I'm pretty good at making nuts. I think my dimensions should work out ok, but I'm gonna take dave's advice and build a mock up to make sure.
That's a killer build!