Thanks for all the input, everybody. Yes tadol, it is very cool and it is short scale. I didn’t mean to imply that I wanted to use heavier strings, it was just a story to frame why I am so nervous about messing around with tunings. I have been playing for 50 years, and this H-12 is my favorite guitar ever. After touring the factory 2 years ago, I went up to Sylvan Music and played probably 30 high end guitars… and I just kept coming back to this H. I went back the next day and the man behind the counter said “you’re here to play that 12 fret again, aren’t you”. Oddly, my wife didn’t get the memo about being the voice 0f reason, and wound up buying it for me for a birthday present I lie awake thinking about playing this guitar. I daydream at work about going home and playing it. I think I’ll give the OM Grand a test drive and see where it lands me.
Thanks again. Be kind, stay safe, and play from the heart.