Why does my 12 String electric acoustic make my fingers ache after only 10 minutes of playing? It's a beautiful Dean late model mid-range price guitar, sounds great, but damn it hurts my fingers. Maybe a lighter gauge String is in order?
Light strings would help, but it might also need a set up
Tony Donethanks, yeah I think I'm gonna go ahead and have it looked at, I've loosened and tightened the truss rod to no avail, it needs an expert Eye. Such a beautiful Quilted Ash, I'd hate to have to sell it.
I forget to mention the tuning down a step is common among 12-string players.