Re: Converting Archtop Guitar to OM
Probably a good decision in this case. Most of the conversions from guitars are to mandocellos because until recently they were hard to find -- but more and more makers are adding mandocellos to their product lines so the temptation attempt a 6 string to 8 string conversion is reduced. From experience I can tell you these conversions are always more work than you anticipate and there are a lot of compromises & trade-offs to be considered. For octaves there is a relatively huge selection of great purpose-made instruments so conversions are pretty much not necessary except for some particular/unusual feature that the player might want.
Originally Posted by multidon
Due to current budgetary restrictions the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off -- sorry about the inconvenience.