Do 13 string ERBs exist?

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  1. lettsbasses

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    Here's the final design almost ready. Been through changes as you can see. I went for the less ridiculous visuals and slightly less playable approach har har.
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    Must. Play. That.
     
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    Getting closer.[​IMG]:nuts:
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    Go on then. What's the tuning?
     
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    G#-Ab. Up in 4ths but whatever works best really. I haven't put it through its paces yet so we'll have to see. . .
    It works though which is the main thing and a major relief ha ha. A bit of a killer weight wise at 15lbs but the balance is not bad at all, and it actually plays really well surprisingly.
    I'm chuffed with the magnetic backplates most of all! :)
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    What were the scale lengths again Jon? I seem to remember it was around 25" so you could do the Ab4 with a normal 008 gauge and not have to buy Octave4Plus strings?? I can tell you it'll be safe up to 25" but above that you might want to tune it down a semitone :)
    About .250 on the bottom there?
    Damn I bet stringing that cost a bomb :D

    Insane work dude.
     
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    This is just plain out awesome. I'm not entirely sure of the tuning, though. A normal 10 string would go C#1 to A4. Adding an 11th string below that would be G#0. And then adding a string below that would be D#0. And then the final string would be A#00. So where am I going wrong?
     
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    13Hz G#00, C#0 F#0, standard BEADGC, F Bb Eb, Ab4 4 semitones higher than guitar top E.
    "40 inch for the .234 G#00 and 27.5 inch for the .007 Ab" I can imagine the owner dropping the tuning a semitone or two to make the top string work.
    I actually find this quite an understated build with it's normal bodyshape, single pickup and volume knob. Beautiful instrument.
     
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    I just realised that this is the entire cycle of 4ths. Awesome :D
     
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    Must hear the longest arpeggio ever on this thing!
     
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    Ah, I'm thinking in terms of it being a guitar. Makes sense.
     
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    13 string coming from Prometeus Guitars.
     

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