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Finally - 12 string NGD!!! 8 Replies

Started by Martin van Dooremalen. Last reply by Martin van Dooremalen Jul 27.

GAS-sing for a 12 string 17 Replies

Started by Martin van Dooremalen. Last reply by Mark C Jul 25.

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Comment by michael schwartz on August 7, 2014 at 9:18am

trying to add more to my page, but its a slow going.It'll show it next to a newer one for contrast.

Comment by michael schwartz on August 7, 2014 at 9:17am

Comment by FloridaGull on August 7, 2014 at 8:15am
But - we can't tell how it looks... ;-(

I'll bet it has a nicely developed color in the top... ;-)
Comment by michael schwartz on August 7, 2014 at 6:02am

new addition came yesterday...1969 D12-20. it sounds even better than it looks!!

I'm a happy(lucky) Guy

Comment by FloridaGull on August 5, 2014 at 12:41pm

A hardshell case for my Giannini Craviola 12-string came to the lab when I was out yesterday (Monday)!


Seems to fit well...


Made by TKL in Canada - now I have a Brazilian guitar in a Canadian case! ;-)


And, my wife and I got new tie-dye shirts in Cocoa Beach!


Comment by Robert Williamson on July 1, 2014 at 5:16am

copied from Seagull group...

So I tried out the SA12 at Harmonie Musique  in St Anne-de-Bellevue. Unexpectedly it is a glossy black. It had a nice touch, pristine finish. It may need action lowered a bit.

All the blue you see is window reflections.

He is selling it on-consignment and is asking $400CDN, I assume not including shipping or taxes.  Email or  via FaceBook

Comment by Robert Williamson on June 21, 2014 at 1:25pm

well I'm tired of trying to play the Fender Hellcat  Mahogany 12 string. Guess I'll try to sell it. Cause of the deal I got I should be able to get what i paid for it and still sell it cheaper than any guitar store in Montreal.

Comment by Mike Raeburn on June 9, 2014 at 5:03am

Good luck with your negotiations! I sometimes use locksmith's graphite dust on sticky tuner gears, better than liquid lube as it doesn't get into the grain of the wood.

Comment by Dave Fengler on June 9, 2014 at 4:50am

Thanks Mike.  I've rescued more than a few "firewood" guitars and donated them to our kids middle school.  My biggest problem is I have an Alvarez 12 string I rescued a couple of years ago that I don't use much, and I rescued an old Ibanez 12 string that is in traction to flatten the top.  I don't need another 12 string but this Yamaha would match up nicely with my 1977 FG-350W.  If I go for it I'd sell the Alvarez and donate the Ibanez (as I had planned).  The Ibanez tuners are going to need some work, especially the low E and A which are hard to turn.

We'll see if the guy does all the things I asked, I'd expect it was too much to ask and I won't hear from him again.  I've had that happen before.  Typically people who don't know much about guitars can't be bothered with all the technical details.  Since he contacted me, even though I gave him a low offer, he must not of gotten any other interest.  I'm thinking I should have offered $100.

Comment by Mike Raeburn on June 9, 2014 at 1:19am

Hi Dave, You will probably find that one or other of the tuners available from Stewmac will fit. If you ask Stewmac they may well be able to tell you, I have always found them very willing to help. Other possibilities are, replace the tuners with 12 individual tuners, plug the holes and re-drill them to fit a new six on a plate tuner strips or try to find tuners the same as those originally fitted and replace the missing gears and knobs. I had the same problem with a Levin 12 string which had wrecked tuners. I managed to find a 'vintage' set from Stewmac that fitted perfectly and looked similar to the originals. The crack on the back can be easily stabilised by gluing a small strip of suitable wood across it. Whatever you decide, it is very satisfying to rescue a guitar that is about to become firewood and return it to playable condition. Keep us informed of what you decide to do.


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