RE: 12 Fret neck vs 14 fret neck

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RE: 12 Fret neck vs 14 fret neck

Postby allanlummox » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:33 pm

Putting a shorter neck on the instrument?


I don't quite follow.


A 12 fret guitar will tend to have a longer body - and more low-midrange as a result.

Many acoustic Blues Guitarists prefer this.

But "shortening " the whole deal - I haven't yet seen a 12 fret neck on a 14 fret body.
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RE: 12 Fret neck vs 14 fret neck

Postby ricochet » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:38 pm

The bridge will likely have to be relocated to maintain the proper scale length from the nut that the frets are set for. I'd recommend just buying a 12 fret guitar, and selling the 14 fret if you don't want it any more.

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RE: 12 Fret neck vs 14 fret neck

Postby wwpete52 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:13 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Apr-26-06 AT 03:12 PM (EST)]Why don't you sell the 14 fretter and buy this one:

http://www.elderly.com/new_instruments/ ... HRM300.htm
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RE: 12 Fret neck vs 14 fret neck

Postby louisianagrey » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:10 pm

You mean a Johnson 996 reso? Forget it. How are you going to move the bridge 1 3/8" towards the tail of the guitar when the cone is in a fixed place in the body? Do you know what scale length the Johnson neck is (probably 25") or the StewMac neck (probably Martin-style 25.4")? Do you know that the StewMac neck fits on in a completely different way from the existing Johnson neck - you would need to either cut the heel of the StewMac neck and fit a neck stick or else fit a neck block to the Johnson body.

Sorry to be so negative but it seems to me to be one of those situations where if you have to ask the question then you don't know enough to do the job successfully. If you want a 12 fret guitar then save yourself a lot of heartache and buy one.

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RE: 12 Fret neck vs 14 fret neck

Postby crowduck » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:24 am

What Rico & Pete's said, it won't work with a fixed bridge reso.
Sell it, and get a Rogue Triolian, that's a 12 fret reso.

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RE: 12 Fret neck vs 14 fret neck

Postby ricochet » Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:12 pm

Always glad to help. :7

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RE: 12 Fret neck vs 14 fret neck

Postby louisianagrey » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:09 pm

"it is a great reason to get another guitar"

Now you're talking! We're all forever on the lookout for reasons to get another guitar.
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RE: 12 Fret neck vs 14 fret neck

Postby rustyslide » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:55 pm

>"it is a great reason to get another guitar"
>
>Now you're talking! We're all forever on the lookout for
>reasons to get another guitar.


I've heard through the grapevine that "cause for divorce" will be the real reason for the next one, whatever else I might think.
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