9 and 12 string setups

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  1. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    haven't seen this before on a tele:

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    or this on a bass:

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  2. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

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    The 12-string bass is a Cheap Trick thing, no?

     
  3. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

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    The 9 string is much more common among acoustics but I'm currently building one here.Slowly but surely lol
     
  4. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Tele-Afflicted

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    I've seen the 12 string basses before. But I've never seen 9 string guitars. Kinda intriguing.
     
  5. crazydave911

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    First thing you might want to understand is there are two kinds of 9 string guitars.The kind at the top I am building (essentially a 12 string without the octave EAD)
    https://reverb.com/item/170163-vox-mark-ix-9-string-teardrop-guitar-made-in-italy-1960-s

    And then the more modern variety that is probably friends with that bass,

    http://ibanezchina.com/ch/news/f_products/2014/7_8String/index.html#.XTgyK-hKjIU

    And there you have it, your daily dose of guitar confusion LOL

    Dave
     
  6. Freeman Keller

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    Taylor had an 8 string baritone guitar for a while - octaves on the 3rd and 4th course. A friend bough one, I played it, seemed like kind of a one trick pony. A few songs seemed to work with the melody played on those courses.
     
  7. 4 Cat Slim

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    I don't think that the idea went beyond prototype stage, but in the mid 1960's Gretsch developed
    a guitar for Chet Atkins that featured electric bass strings on the "E' and "A" strings. Atkins recorded
    a few tracks using this instrument, which Gretsch called an Octabass guitar.

    The idea was to make finger style arrangements sound full. Reissued a number of times, these
    melodies first appeared on Atkins' 1968 LP Solo Flights.
     
  8. Novatuc

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    Custom 9 string guitar
     
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