Heavy gauage strings on a mahogany body?

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Heavy gauage strings on a mahogany body?

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:42 pm

Hey young people,

I have a Guild T-Bird ST that I’d like to put round wound 12’s on, I may even consider flat wound around the same size. Will this be harmful on the mahogany body?

I ask because in the past I had an Epiphone SG Special 1 with a mahogany body. When I put round wound 12’s on it over a course of a month it pulled the bridge post thimbles to a considerable lean & bent the shitty one piece bridge/ stop piece.

I understand there’s a wood & hardware quality difference between the 2 models, but I just want to play it safe.

Thanks.

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