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ABG from ol acoustic gtr?

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

  1. 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)...

  3. 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.