Total novice question, 12 string electric?

a914man

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My first decent guitar was an acoustic Epiphone 12 string.  The bridge started coming off so I took off the strings, and put it in the case for 30 years.  Now I'd like to take that neck and build an electric 12 string.  Any reason this is a really bad idea?  Thanks in advance for your opinion.
 

dbw

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That would be very difficult...not feasible for a novice, or anyone but a real luthier.  And honestly, you'd get better results with a new electric neck anyway.

Sorry :)

Edit: You can get the bridge repaired cheaply, though.  Bridges pull off acoustics all the time and you literally just glue the bastards back on.
 

blue313

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Anything like this?

http://denver.craigslist.org/msg/939113686.html

A loose bridge can be reset or replaced, but aside from that the neck isn't going to be compatible with much.   IMO fix the bridge and either sell it to fund a new project or........keep it and start a new project anyways  :icon_biggrin:  (the wood has aged 30 years, the tone may be sweet)

Edit: Also while fixing the bridge, its a good time to consider pickup options.
 

stratplayer1

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yeah you cant easily turn an acoustic neck into an electric one because of the way it attaches to the body, you should just buy a new 12 string neck + body, you could as stated before, easily have the bridge repaired
 

-CB-

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Why not just fix up the bridge?  Thats a very doable thing for a beginning luthier to be.

 
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