Our Cabaret Model which is a Carved Back Classical is one of our most popular instruments but over the years I have had several requests to make it a shorter scale for ease of playing. If it were just as simple as shortening the fingerboard I would have done it years ago but it required a lot more thought to figure out how to shorten the scale without affecting the sound or other aspects of the instrument. With much research and trial and error I finally was able to sort it out. By shortening the scale to 25" I was able to bring the frets closer together which makes more complicated chord forms that require a longer finger stretch much easier and more comfortable to play. There is absolutely no loss in tone or volume and it makes The Cabaret more fun and effortless to play. Definitely a winner and something you should consider if you are in the market for a great Nylon String.