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Author Topic: Early 12 string Stella neck shape  (Read 650 times)

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Offline pete12string

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Early 12 string Stella neck shape
« on: July 24, 2012, 08:18:01 PM »
Did the early Stella 12 strings have a particular neck size/shape?  Did they have a big baseball bat type neck?  Were they V shaped?  I'm having a neck modified on a replica Stella Auditorium 12 string (the Leadbelly/McTell type guitar) and was wondering what the originals were like.  Right now, the neck I have is too thick for me and it is difficult to wrap my thumb around up at the 7th fret.  I would describe it as a D or C shaped kind of neck (not too sure what the difference is between D and C shaped necks) and just too thick overall.  I'm thinking of having it thinned out a bit with a slight V shape...

Thanks!
Pete

Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: Early 12 string Stella neck shape
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 04:34:44 AM »
Sounds like a job for Neil Harpe.
"I ain't good looking, teeth don't shine like pearls,
So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
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Offline harpe

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Re: Early 12 string Stella neck shape
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 07:17:31 AM »
Necks on the Oscar Schmidt Stella 12-strings vary somewhat. But for the most part, they have a gentle "V" shape, rounded at the apex with a width of 1 7/8". I would never describe the necks on old Stella 12-strings as being "baseball bat" shaped. But if we're talking about Holzapfel 12-strings, yes indeed....Louisville Slugger all the way!

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