guitar to bouzouki conversion
First of all, thank you for letting me be a part of this group. I have had some serious medical problems and can’t afford to purchase a bouzouki but I have some decent guitars and was considering converting a G series Takamine to an Irish bouzouki of sorts. The plan was to add two more machine heads and strings. use a narrowed nut and bridge saddle from a 12 string and a tail piece from a mandolin. bypass the bridge pegs completely to save the top from becoming an archtop. tune it half a step down for less stress on the neck. I always tune a half step low on most of my instruments anyway. can always capo up a fret. Any thoughts and would this be feasible?