But, I don't pay $3,000 for guitars. That's outrageous. So I wondered if I could build one, myself. I considered the cost of adding tuning pins to one of my guitars, but when I remembered how difficult it would be to drill correct holes at the bottom of the guitar for the strings I realized that this project was beyond me - I'm no carpenter.
Then, someone recommended I just buy a 12-string and only string eight of the strings. Why didn't I think of that? So, I searched Craig's list and immediately found a nice acoustic 12-string for sale. It was very well priced. It's worn, and it's going to need some repairs in the next few years, but it was a great deal. I went home and started stringing it up immediately.
But I decided that eight strings wasn't going to do it, so I went with nine. I might have the first 9-string baritone guitar. (Of course, I stole the idea from Taylor.) It has a huge sound when strummed because of the low strings (it has a low 'B' that rumbles very loudly) and the high strings that resound together like a symphony. I'm in love with my creation. And it sounds good when I run it through my acoustic pedal board. It's taken a while, but I'm finally crafting the sounds I always wanted to hear.
Besides, Taylor doesn't make one in red.