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A deal fell through so my search for a 12'er continues 11 Replies

Started by Martin van Dooremalen. Last reply by Thom Apr 18.

octave strings' height 4 Replies

Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by Robert Williamson Apr 7.

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Comment by Robert Williamson on May 23, 2014 at 2:42pm

FloridaGull you should buy them and sell them to poor Canadians whopo never see sales.

Comment by FloridaGull on May 8, 2014 at 8:52am

5 Guild 12-strings on g-base:

All US made - the most inexpensive is $895 - a 1991 D-25 made in Westerly, RI...


Comment by Mike Raeburn on May 7, 2014 at 5:22pm

Regarding tension, a 12 string puts about a quarter ton of tension on the bridge. So I would imagine an 18 would be half as much again. I saw a guy jump off a stage once and land on a 12 string, can't remember what make but it was an expensive one, and the neck came up and smacked him hard on the leg. Although not as hard as the owner did a few minutes later!

It always amazes me that a thin layer of pine with a few sticks glued underneath can take that pressure, remembering that when it is strummed the tension goes up even more.

Comment by FloridaGull on May 7, 2014 at 6:29am

A cool article in "Premier Guitar" about 4 12 strings under $650:


Comment by Dave Fengler on April 29, 2014 at 8:47am
Comment by Dave Fengler on April 29, 2014 at 8:42am

What's the tension on the neck & top??!!  It must be fun to keep in tune.  I wonder if it's in standard tuning or tuned down a whole step or 2.

Comment by FloridaGull on April 29, 2014 at 8:20am
The 18 string must be a bear to play fingerstyle... :-)
Comment by Robert Williamson on April 29, 2014 at 7:56am

the fender is now in G6 tuning, a whole step down.

I use that for Peppino D''Agostino's arrangement of Walk Away Renee,  a couple compositions and now..Tambourine Man..

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 29, 2014 at 7:35am


1971 Ralph Smith 18 string

Comment by FloridaGull on April 25, 2014 at 4:37pm
That is a Total Suspended Solids apparatus, good sir! :-)

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