Vintage 10-string acoustic

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Is this a guitar? I'm not entirely sure. It certainly looks guitar-like. Although it's currently strung with just six strings, it appears to be a 10-string guitar and the slots in the nut show that it would have had six courses as on a guitar but with first and second courses as single strings and the remaining four courses as paired strings. (The same stringing as the B.C. Rich Bich 10-string guitar!)

Of course nuts can be re-cut, bridges and tailpieces can be replaced, so we can't be certain if this would have been the original set-up. Does anyone out there know for sure?

G L Wilson

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