What would be the best string spacings and is it better to start in the middle of the neck or use upper or lower side? I have 2 solid body electrics, one a epi less paul II and a fender afinity tele. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks again!!

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Hi, if it was for me I would use the treble side of the neck, and leave the string spacing as is. You will have to recut (widen) a couple of slots in the nut, and maybe adjust the truss rod as there will be less tension on the neck so yo may get some back bow.
The reason for the treble side of the neck is easier chording and better slide action.

But that's me.
Cheers Taff

Thanks Taffy, I'll give it a shot and see how it works out.Thanks for your help!

You could use 3 strings on the treble side as your 3 string git and put 2 heavy gauge string on the bass side and drop tune them to play some bass. Like a .52 and a .46.

Thanks Paul, That's a little over my head, I'm new at all this but appreciate any and all help!

Tex, Seasick Steve plays some six string guitars with only three strings. On one that I saw on YouTube he strung it on every other tuner (and fret). On another guitar he left a gap between the bass string and the two others that were next to each other.

Thanks Bob, will watch some of his videos and see what it looks like. Thanks again!

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