A good friend at school recently asked me if I thought it was possible to convert a 6 string into a 12, at first I thought the neck would need to be widened but I thought I'd try. So here you go Seb, proof that it is possible.

I hope that if you are reading this you give it a go,

Step 1: What You Will Need

An old normal 6 string guitar(mine was an old encore 3/4 size which my grandad was going to chop up for fire wood) :O
6 new geared tuners £7
Wood for the head (pine)
Wood for the strengthener (Mahogany)
Wood for underneath the bridge (Pine)
12 Sting nut 99p

And you are ready
What is the sound like from it?<br>Is it worth making?
Well ....not really,<br>it was more of an experiment, it didn't help that the strings are really thick, it was 3/4 size guitar aswell. <br>It's a bit of fun.
<p>I want to try this on a cheap electric, seems like it could be more feasible.</p>
I would think your neck (a classical to begin with, thus built for nylon strings) would suffer the extra tension. I'd worry about the bridge too, but it's hard to tell from your photo how you actually anchored them.<br><br>I went the other way, taking the 'extra' strings off my old Epiphone 12-string because I have big hands and feel like my LH fingers are always too fat. I thought why not experiment with a wide neck in this way instead of buying a new guitar. Granted I still need to put new strings on - they're old and a bit too light anyway. But so far I'm very pleased. I worried that the unused tuners would rattle (in which case I'd run a string though them all and add a little tension) but they're stiff so no problem yet.<br>
Yeah I'd agree with nylon strings, I think 12 strings are much nicer as nylon, I found the neck was way too overcrowded.<br><br>I like what you did.

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