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ABG from ol acoustic gtr?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bass555, Aug 14, 2005.


  1. bass555

    bass555

    Mar 16, 2005
    I can't seem to find the thread from Search, but wasn't it mentioned how to convert an old acoustic gtr into an ABG, possibly tuned BEAD, with a few relatively easy mods?
     

  2. hmmmm...interesting...

    a new nut would be needed...and selecting the right gauge strings for such a short scale would be tricky...but not impossible...

    also...you'd have to fill the peg holes and come up with a way to anchor your strings at the new string width (I'd probably use a piece of would with slots cut in it and attach studs that would fit into the pegholes to keep her there (getting this great picture in my head)...

    WHAT A GREAT IDEA FOR A PROJECT!
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    That would involve a different neck, or a REALLY short 25.5" scale, offering a REALLY floppy B. Either way, it doesn't seem like a good idea at all. Bracing is all different too.