The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4453 Message #1000677
Posted By: GUEST,blamin
12-Aug-03 - 03:42 AM
Thread Name: Twelve-String Guitars
Subject: RE: TWELVE-STRING GUITARS
No mention on this thread of "bellying". If the action is getting high, it's much more likely to be the bridge lifting (with a section of the body bulging upwards) under string tension. 12 strings are especially vulnerable.
I bought an old Framus with this problem and, once fixed, it's absoluteley brilliant (as opposed to unplayable). Within a month I've been also given an "unplayable" EKO Ranger and a Yamaha. I've fixed the EKO and have just taken the stings off the Yamaha to start work. (These are just from people I've come across and started talking guitars and so I suspect that there are thousands like them about - or maybe it's the Cornish (England) climate)
Two studio musicians played with the Framus and the Eko and were delighted with them.