#1
Hi everyone,

i want to buy a 12 string acoustic but i'm lefthanded and there aren't much lefthanded 12 strings so i want to buy a right handed and just switch the strings.
i dunno, could this work?

thank you

Job
#3
from what i understand, no it wont really work. i think the bracing in acoustics (and especially 12 strings) is done asymetrically. this would mean that it would pull funny. of course i could be wrong, but thats what i sorta remember from the last time this was asked.
#4
Quote by jof1029
from what i understand, no it wont really work. i think the bracing in acoustics (and especially 12 strings) is done asymetrically. this would mean that it would pull funny. of course i could be wrong, but thats what i sorta remember from the last time this was asked.



yup. All the bracing plans I've seen have slightly different bracing patterns on either side, to compensate for the bass side having more tension on it.
The only symmetrical plan i've ever seen is for classical guitars is the torres bracing, which is the most common one used:


Edit: Here's a typical acoustic bracing pattern
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