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Old 06-23-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Convert 6 string acousitc to 8 string?

There aren't many 8 string acoustics out there, and the few that are out there are super expensive. Is it possible to convert a 6 string acoustic to an 8?
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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Correct!

Think about it man... How are you going to make the fretboard wider? you cant just swap out necks on an acoustic.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:38 PM   #4
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Buy a cheap 12 string and modify it.

Put a new nut, and make a new bridge.

Intonation is gonna be sketchy because of the scale length
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Aside from the fairly obvious problems with neck length/width, there is one major reason this would be a bad idea - bracing.

Acoustic guitars are very particularly braced based on how many strings it will have - perhaps even based on how it will be tuned, if you feel like getting uber-custom.

Going and strapping on two more strings, even if you replace the neck with something more fitting, will destroy your guitar.
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Buy a cheap 12 string and modify it.

Put a new nut, and make a new bridge.

Intonation is gonna be sketchy because of the scale length

12 strings are pretty much the same width. So that wouldnt work either.
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