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Thread #135680   Message #3095643
Posted By: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
15-Feb-11 - 09:30 AM
Thread Name: Anyone play a 'G String Guitar'???
Subject: RE: Anyone play a 'G String Guitar'???
A long while back I was curious about a modified 9 string vintage 60's Danelectro
hanging up in a notoriously overpriced London guitar shop..

Anyway, it all just seems no big deal..???

I've got 4 good quality budget priced electric 12 string guitars
and can swap and omit strings in any configuration I want
depending on purpose and whim..

I just wish I could afford more 12 string guitars...

Btw.. I've got a very nice Les Paul copy sold off cheap
because the bridge was drilled in marginally inaccurate
and can't intone properly for the heavy E string.

So until I can find an affordable replacement tunamatic with longer saddle travel
and more scope for adjustment,
I've discovered that replacing that one problematic string with a much lighter gauge
and tuning it up an octave..

gives me a temporary solution of accurate intonation
and a very crisp jangly tone for rythm chordal strumming...

win, win.. i'm happy enough...