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Frank Nims

 

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Post  Posted 12 Jul 2020 6:16 pm    
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What string gauges would you recommend for a Martin 0-18KH? I'd like to try it in C6th.
Serial number is 35689, by the way. Apparently that means 1927?
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Loren Tilley

 

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Post  Posted 17 Jul 2020 12:26 am    
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I don’t have a great answer, but I have one of those too and I would be interested in recommendations. I have strings on it now that where intended to be for A high bass, but it was bellying near the bridge so I’ve tuned it to regular g dobro tuning. I would say a lighter gauge than regular c6 strings.
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Jeff Highland

 

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Post  Posted 17 Jul 2020 12:35 am    
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I would look at a set going from 12 to 42
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Andy Volk


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Post  Posted 17 Jul 2020 4:51 am    
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Luthier Bill Asher String Gauge Advice for C6th Tuning on Weissenborn Guitars:


For new Master builds C6
C E G A C E
.039, .032, .026, .022, .018, .013

For vintage acoustic Weissenborn type guitars use this lighter adjusted set.
C E G A C E
.036, .029, .024, .019, .016, .011

*NOTE always use a wound third string for steel guitar sets.

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Glenn Wilde

 

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Post  Posted 19 Jul 2020 8:54 am    
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Can i just say, please be careful with the tension. When in doubt, go lighter or tune down a bit.
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