Twelve Stringin'

TBurst Std

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If you can’t see it, I’m a 12 string fan! Even have paying gigs weekly for it the last couple months.
 

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Also, don’t do Ric and instead go wider on the nut width. Id go 1 11/16 minimum. Maybe look at 1 3/4+.
I’m having my Ric nut redone to offer a little more ‘grace’ between courses of strings. In the Ric world this is known as the “Arnquist” mod.

Basically your outside strings are as close to the fret/fretboard edge as a wide spaced (vintage) Fender. Except at the nut end. This allows for better spacing between your courses of strings.

Oh and if you haven’t played a Ric, while the nut width is narrow, the depth of the neck is more chunky.

It’s not like a 12 string is a shred machine, unless you’re Leo Kottke.
I had Mark Arnquist set up a guitar for me with my first Warmoth neck like 30 years ago me thinks. He also routed my 82 Smith strat for a humbucker, may have been a Duncan "Full Shred" :oops:
 
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I have an inexpensive Recording King 12 string I like playing" Life by the Drop" and " Breathe" on. I like to play both of them slightly out of tune and with my off key caterwallin'.
 

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I'm amused that we're talking about this, since this just arrived for me today. It is a Chinese knockoff, but like I wrote in my What to Do Next thread, it wasn't easy to find one without going to "the Bay." Short of getting a double-neck SG kit and keeping the 12-string neck and doing who knows what with the rest of the parts, a 24.75" 12-string neck was aggravatingly difficult to find.

And I did also buy the 8-string bass bridge.
 

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I'm amused that we're talking about this, since this just arrived for me today. It is a Chinese knockoff, but like I wrote in my What to Do Next thread, it wasn't easy to find one without going to "the Bay." Short of getting a double-neck SG kit and keeping the 12-string neck and doing who knows what with the rest of the parts, a 24.75" 12-string neck was aggravatingly difficult to find.

And I did also buy the 8-string bass bridge.
Another Solo kit part!
 

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Another Solo kit part!

Yeah, I was hoping Solo sold the 12-string neck in Gibson scale by itself since the body was one of their B-stocks (still not quite sure what the blemish is to put it on the B-stock side...maybe some excess glue that seeped through some of the natural gaps in the spalt top), but they only carry the Fender scale 12s, like WM. :(
 

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Solo is cool. Few places like that have physical showroom stores anymore. I’ve picked up a few parts there before.
 

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Well well well, lookie here.

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It was my late father-in-law's pocket knife, and it was not well-cared-for. But I now have a decent sharpening setup, so I'll attack that along with the other household sharp objects.
 
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