Guitar part swapping (Acoustic - Electric)

Michael94

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Afternoon everyone,

This is going to sound like a stupid question, but can you use acoustic guitar parts on an electric? More specifically the tuners.

Why I'm asking: I found a 12 sting Epiphone neck close by for an insanely good price. Problem is, I'm living in South Africa and finding new guitar parts is a hassle. Finding good parts locally is damn near impossible. Odds of me finding 12 string tuners around here is like finding chicken teeth (local saying).

I'm going to have more luck finding acoustic tuners around here. Otherwise I need to order from StewMac.

I thank you.
 

TheZ

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Oh yeah, you absolutely can! Issue wouldn't be so much they came from an acoustic as whether the hole diameter/position needed adjustment but that'd be the case regardless if you're retrofitting different tuners.
 

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Unless the holes are drilled very close together, 12 string tuners are just 2 sets of 6-string tuners.
 


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