I have had a few egmonds. There is no truss rod, and the necks are either like tree trunks, or like yours a little thinner. On the thicker ones, defo. But that one I'm not sure. The bodies are really thin wood too, so no guarantee it would withstand it. TT
Post by stevie2sticks on Apr 11, 2019 21:24:01 GMT
I have an acoustic baritone (Paul Brett's Gemini) with Baritone strings (14-68) in Vestapol B. and sometimes in Standard but tuned down to B. it works very well in B. I think it would play well down to A
The strings are Newtone Masterclass 14- 68s currently getting a good hammering. (It's had 16-70s on but Vestapol B)
The guitar came tuned to B and is happy in B and at the right tension for picking or slide.
I don't think the strings/guitar would be happy up a notch in C at all.
I keep my Lightening Resonator in Vestapol C and its awesome.
Jono, I would be careful with the Egmond - the neck may be like a baseball bat but the neck / body joint should be the one to watch. A lot of these old European guitars were held together with animal glue which becomes brittle and weak with age. I had an old Hofner fitted with 12s literally fold up on me mid song (Purple Haze) in the late 1960s and still have a tiny scar to prove it. The pressure on the bridge and hence the body should also be considered. Although you may consider buying a "low tension" set remember that the unwound strings will still be steel and will probably have the same tension as normal. Maybe you should consider a guitar with a bolt-on neck, like an old Eko or something similar?