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