I started a new hardtail start tonight! It will be a 25.5" scale (obviously) with a top loading hardtail bridge. I'll toss 22 tall narrow frets on this beast, and the neck will mirror my Tele build's - flame maple, though this time with a maple board and I'll leave it unstained. I haven't decided on pickups or electronics yet - I may go HSH, or I may go HSS. Probably the latter. Here's progress thus far: This will be the first of a pair, the second being a fretless p-bass for my dad.