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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by ndcaster, Jul 23, 2019.
haven't seen this before on a tele:
or this on a bass:
The 12-string bass is a Cheap Trick thing, no?
The 9 string is much more common among acoustics but I'm currently building one here.Slowly but surely lol
I've seen the 12 string basses before. But I've never seen 9 string guitars. Kinda intriguing.
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)
And then the more modern variety that is probably friends with that bass,
And there you have it, your daily dose of guitar confusion LOL
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.
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.
Custom 9 string guitar