I have a request to make a cello that would be better for travel for a gigging musician (rock/jazz music, but sometimes classical).
He noted the David Gage Czech-Ease bass (http://www.czech-ease.com/).
Any ideas on how this unusual size/shape affects sound? What about other compensations- graduations or bass bar? I found a few allusions to an improved bass bar on these over the years, but I'm not sure how it looked then or looks now. (https://www.talkbass.com/threads/new-improved-czech-ease-model.373533/#post-4817868, https://www.talkbass.com/threads/czech-ease-basses.390085/#post-5062693)
I'm also trying looking at some ergonomic, oddly-shaped instruments to get an idea, but I've only come across pictures that are not helpful for building.
Another thought I had was a normal-shaped, fractional size body with a 4/4 scale length.
Anyone have good resources, or experience with unusually shaped/sized instruments?