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The advantage to nashville over a 12-string is that you can use a slightly (or very) different strumming pattern, or put guitar on the left and nashville on the right, or just use it to fill-in little spots here and there around the regular guitar part.
Nashville doesn't lend itself to leads, or even arpeggios very well, because of the drastic jump from the g-string to the b-string, but you can do a few things with it.
When I use nashville, it's typically to put a little 'thickness' in the choruses, or something.
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â€” Isaac Asimov
I keep my '56 Dano in Nashville tuning, although sometimes I leave the G in the regular octave to keep things from getting too ice-picky. I recently swapped out the original bridge with one I got off a forumite so I could dial in the intonation a bit better. On its own it kinda sounds like a mix between a guitar, sitar and banjo. Mixed in with other instruments gives arrangements a 3-D quality, especially when I throw some chorus on it. Here is a rough song arrangement I wrote on it after the bridge swap (was still working out the riff so it is a bit ham-fisted).
**************** detuning, I'm gonna start using a capo when I play my speed metal. WHEEDLY WHEEDLY WHEEEE!!!