Hello, I have a Guild Sarfire 1V 12 string, purchased new eighteen months ago, currently strung with my preferred choice, Ernie Ball 10-46 nickel wound strings. (The guitar is built with a three piece laminated neck for extra rigidity).
I keep the guitar tuned to A440 concert pitch but I am considering trying a set of La Bella Stainless Steel flatwound 11-52.
Is this likely to cause any issues with the instrument?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.......Brian T. William's.
You might have to snug-up the trussrod a taste after installing the heavier set but, other than that, there shouldn't be any issues.
Sure, I believe that's the case. The guitar should be built stoutly-enough that simply swapping out a set of strings ought not to cause any structural damage.
Of course, if you wanted to be extra careful, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to give Guild a call or drop them an e-mail to get their advice.... but my own opinion is that it'll be fine.