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10-25-2009, 07:30 AM
Hello All,

I'm in the final stages of building my first 6-string and coming to the realization that, having never seen or played one, I don't know how it should be strung! The strings are Aquila "LILI'U 6-string" with C & A doubled. I'm having trouble figuring which of the doubled strings come first. Some of the photo's I've seen look like the lower frequency string would be on top (first one to be hit when strummed downward), but that is opposite of how my 12-string guitar is.

This is a great forum, thank you to all who post here!

take care,

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
10-25-2009, 08:10 AM
Welcome Darrel,
The way you described it, with the lower string on top is the way I build them, FWIW. Good luck and let's see a pic when you're finished

Pete Howlett
10-25-2009, 08:45 AM
Thats the whole fun of the 6 string - having a bass note where the treble should be :)

10-25-2009, 11:01 AM
Does anyone build a 6 string with the G and C stings octaved?

What would be a good nut size and sting spacing at the bridge for a 6 string tenor neck?