Well, I had to google Alaska Pics, might get some...
Wound 3rds - always get wound thirds on a fretless, though I might have one with a plain third, have to check....
I've found heavier strings on fretless are fine, you don't need extra strength like on a fretted guitar (though my fretted acoustics have very heavy strings, I like the dynamics of heavy strings, esp. playing jazz)
As for string tension - I like to play around a lot - you eventually discover what food the particular guitar requires, no use forcing it into something it does not want to eat.
The carbon strings sound interesting, are they conductive enough to use with a conventional pickup?
My baritone guitar http://www.unfretted...tless-baritone/ tunes naturally to C, it didn't like lower or higher, just sounded and played great at that pitch.
Ah Yes, the lefty problem, and the manufacturers that forget the 10%, it is a pity Godin don't cater as they are great instruments. They are not quite acoustic classical guitars, more like an electric with nylon strings. Even so Fareed Haque complained about feedback problems playing live. I'll try tuning my Multiac down to C when I can find it! Tend to play the Glissentar more which I usually keep in DADGAD tuning, perhaps try CGCFGC, doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?