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I am ready to start setting up a fiddle I repaired and am uncertain how to proceed. The fingerboard starts about 3mm north of being even with the tip of the volute of the back of the scroll; I am guessing that dead even is considered correct placement? Even being 3mm north of "ideal", the lenghth from nut to body is only 130mm. The stop length to the inner f hole notches is about 197mm. Now with the lean of the bridge, I would be over the usual 330mm I usually try for by a couple mm. (I placed a bridge there snd measured from end of board to top of bridge). So my question is, would it be best to a), cut a couple mm off the nut end of the fb and have a shorter "neck", b), leave the board alone and risk problems fingering half steps, and also have to place the bridge further north than normal on the body, or c), leave the board, and place the bridge in "normal" position and wind up with a scale of around 333mm? And no, I will not choose d), " throw it in the rubbish bin and work on something better". :)