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Did I sell you the 12-string neck I had, some years back ??
It was made by Don Young, in the mid 1980's, when still at Dobro, to fit a (Bakelite neck model) National Triolian. Thus, if this IS the neck you have, then it will only likely fit a vintage 12-fret model National body. If you try to fit it to a modern reso body, then the intonation will likely be WAY off !
Post by leedscitystompers on Mar 11, 2018 0:22:48 GMT
You didn't sell me that although it looks great. Beautiful to know Don made it.
I actually have a style o deluxe that I believe you had at one time. Bought it off of a chap called Charles.
I've got a friend that luthiers for a hobby and he offered to make a neck and get me a 12 string working if i bring him a body! Not much on offer though in terms of bodies so may have been expecting too much!
Post by leedscitystompers on Mar 14, 2018 16:29:06 GMT
Thanks for the replies!
Wasnt too sure about 12/14 fret bodies as it was such a long shot anyway. Was going to see what people came back with (if anything).
I suspect a 12 fret would have been best. I saw a vintage 12 fret style 0 body on eBay years ago and remembered it when I started wondering about trying to get a 12 string National and the different ways of doing it. I thought this would be a good place to see if anybody has a stack of old bits or know of any.
I've been playing my Stella 12 in C and it's got me really juiced and keen to get a giggable National 12 string set up for that.
There are pics on google of a 1930s 12 string with white headstock that make me drool and which would have been nice to recreate.
I assembled this witn an NRP neck and far eastern body. Was very unhappy that it developed a bow as if the truss rod was defective. Have since disassembled it and planning to try to figure out what is wrong with the neck.
I wonder if you simply put a -12string , nut, Machines, saddle and tailpiece on a 6 would it take the added string tension without fubaring it. Stock reso necks are wide enough. Kind of thing I would have tried when I was young, dumb and didn't have the Internet to tell me not to...