Hi Roger, my 12er is also about the same age, an Arnold Hoyer ( German ) bought on ebay.
As I said before this is my first 12er and the sound is mind blowing!
had to do a lot of work before it was up and running,but all is working great!
If anyone wants to see some pictures I will post a link!
P.S I took your advise before about removing all the strings in one go,and I agree,its the only way to maintain the fretboard and frets and anything else at that stage.
Last edited by mercer (2011-09-07 12:18:18)