Somebody asked me a question that I wasn't able to answer...
He noticed that in 12 string guitars the saddle is usually lower than in 6 strings.
I noticed this too. Is there a specific reason about 12 string geometry that supports this fact?
My 12 is softer than my 6... and I set low action on my guitars!
Thanks for answer.
Many new acoustics, 6 & 12 strings, have horrible neck angles right from the factory. It's a byproduct of inexpensive guitars being made by the thousands in order to market it at a certain price point.
The saddle must provide the correct string break in order to optimally drive the top. If the saddle is low and provides little string break, the neck (all other factors deemed acceptable) should be restet.
Please don't consider this "trend" to be correct or a new industry standard. It isn't.
Best of luck (:
Thanks everybody. What I didn't said is that the guitar sounds good. All the story was a question of curiosity.
How does it come that a 12 string feels much easier to play than a (still easy) 6... Frank... are you there?
matter of fact I just returned from the pawn shop w/ the Giannini I mentioned above and traded a Washburn F-5 and only had to pay ......ready????......$25 AMBUX!!!! I'll be doin' a fretjob soon but the bridge has pulled slightly and I only noticed today it's got one of those gibson type metal inserts that holds the saddle(shit)I'll replace it too.
I think 12's feel easier due to the octave strings plus sweeping across gets more immediate response because there's less space to cover in between courses and play ever better tuned a step down.
Here it is......I took the worthless bolts ot of the bridge.Does your 12 have bolts?