Recenty aquired this beast. I would agree that increasing the scale length would have been beneficial. But i just put some heavier gauge strings and it sounds awesome. very smooth and good action and awesome sustain. highly recommend this.
Too bad this model is not made in Korea with a little extra attention to materials and detail; perhaps a "1008" series. Otherwise it is a hit for higher tunings as limited by the 25.5" scale and price point.