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Lots of jazz players use 13's on full hollow body archtops, so I can't see a reason not to use them on a semi-hollow like a Riviera. The center block provides plenty of reinforcement


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I have been up to 13's and even 14's on various guitars at some stage... :blink:


IMO it is all about the efficacy of the truss rod...which in the end is relied upon to counter-balance string tension


One or two of my older guitars are showing signs of 'fatigue' so are strung lighter than others


It depends on the individual guitar


I tend to go with 10's and 11's on semis





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