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    Default Qustion about Modifying a KM300e

    I picked up a KM300e a couple months back and I really like it but it really is just a tiny guitar. At least that's how I end up approaching it after a few songs with my band.
    Seems to me that if it were an 8-string, it'd reclaim some of the 'mandolin' sound back. Has anyone out there turned one of these into an 8-string? I thought I'd read another post that suggested there was adequate space to accommodate the extra set of strings. I'm guessing the cost to do so would likely negate the process, but I really like the feel of this thing. Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: Qustion about Modifying a KM300e

    It should work i think the Nut Width is 1 1/8” might have to find room for the extra tunners , i don't think it would cost too much if you can do it yourself just need 4 tunners new tailpiece and maybe only replace the top of the bridge and new nut
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    Default Re: Qustion about Modifying a KM300e

    Borrowing from Rickenbacker 12 strings ..Tuners for a slotted peg head and a regular one can combine
    to make more fit with less space.

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    Default Re: Qustion about Modifying a KM300e

    You could always sell it and buy an 8-string.
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    "Borrowing from Rickenbacker 12 strings ..Tuners for a slotted peg head and a regular one can combine
    to make more fit with less space."

    Wow! That's a great idea- I'm going to have to look into that... Thanks!

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    Default Re: Qustion about Modifying a KM300e

    Quote Originally Posted by mandroid View Post
    Borrowing from Rickenbacker 12 strings ..Tuners for a slotted peg head and a regular one can combine
    to make more fit with less space.

    http://www.guitaraficionado.com/wp-c...Ric12_-013.jpg
    Some of the Rigel I-110s had a tuner layout like this (image from the Rigel Website).

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    Default Re: Qustion about Modifying a KM300e

    I'd just buy an amp (or a stomp box) with stereo chorus. Works for me with 4 & 5 string emandos. Sounds like doubled courses, plays like single strings.

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