So I've been playing a lot of acoustics lately in my quest for a smaller bodied guitar, and one of the styles that i'm really liking is the Taylor X12 "grand concert" body shape - which is probaby between an O and OO in size. Having said that, most of them come in both a 12-fret and 14-fret version ( where the neck meets the body, not the total number of frets ). The 12 fret has the same scale length, but basically the whole works is shoved back farther into the body and the bridge is moved back farther too. it's actually a very comfortable feel for the purpose I'm seeking, which is a couch/home guitar. And I think I can actually hear the difference between teh 12 and 14 fret with the bridge moved back...sound a bit fuller. Having said all that, while the 14 fret models have a more standard headstock, the 12 frets have the open peghead design. Are there any inherent issues with that type of setup? I know they've been making them for all of eternity ( well, guitar eternity anyway ) but just curious if there's any drawback to this type of setup. It looks pretty cool and the tuners seem to operate just fine.