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The Unwound Third => Gitfiddles, Harps, Washboards & Kazoos => Topic started by: Slack on January 20, 2005, 09:16:45 AM

Title: Small-body, Retrofit, Stella style 12-string on ebay
Post by: Slack on January 20, 2005, 09:16:45 AM
I've followed Duane Heilman's work as a luthier for a number of years and he does excellent work - this could be a interesting one to follow and maybe bid on - if you are interested in this style 12 string.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:FSEL:US:1&Item=3777095701

Cheers,
slack
Title: Re: Small-body, Retrofit, Stella style 12-string on ebay
Post by: Ignatznochops on January 21, 2005, 05:55:40 PM
24.25 seems like very short scale for a 12 string - would it end up sounding like a tiple?. Interesting concept, and maybe this would be something to think about doing to my surplus Oscar Schmidt-made instruments. However, it would seem that a top on such a small straight-braced body would have to be reinforced to the point of deadness in order for it not to fold in half...
Title: Re: Small-body, Retrofit, Stella style 12-string on ebay
Post by: Slack on January 21, 2005, 08:31:13 PM
Good points Joe - but I wouldn't think it would be heavily re-enforced with a 24.25 scale.... less tension with a short scale.  It is a short scale, but a tiple would have a scale of 13" or so.  24.25 is more like the scale of a Parlor guitar.  Interesting beast.  Satisfaction guaranteed - which his 100% feedback would indicate.

cheers,
slack