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Your FIRST 12 string guitar hero or heroine ... what's your story? 13 Replies

Started by Alan Sturgess. Last reply by michael schwartz Jun 3.

What thoughts about or experiences of parlour-sized 12 strings? 6 Replies

Started by Alan Sturgess. Last reply by Alan Sturgess May 14.

thoughts on a new capo 5 Replies

Started by michael schwartz. Last reply by Robert Williamson Apr 28.

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Comment by michael schwartz on June 24, 2015 at 8:33am's been months now hasn't it? Another good reason to have more than one around the house, I say!!

Comment by TheValleyGirl on June 24, 2015 at 8:27am
I'm still waiting to get my 12 string hummingbird back from Gibson restoration. I really miss it.
Comment by Robert Williamson on May 28, 2015 at 2:29pm

Attention FloridaGull, I went back to the pawn shop and took some poor pics of the Giannini 12 string. As i said previous it looks like it has taken some damage between heel and body on one side. The finish looks like it ran when it was applied, perhaps a non-pro refinish after neck repair?

Interestingly, the pawnboker claims it is serial #2...and Jimmy Page played  Serial  #1... I could not get enough light into it to see serial.

I was unable to take good pictures because of poor lighting and whining kids////

Comment by Antonio Cotichini on May 22, 2015 at 1:57pm

I bougth a Guild GAD 1512 from a friend who, after just a year, sold it. I'm working on the bridge to scallop the wings (the original shape is too thick) to make it more similar to the one on my Bluegrass Special D50 (much more elegant!). I did a new tortoise pickguard instead of the thin black one. Pictures will be here as soon as possible.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 20, 2015 at 5:47am

for Jim Yates...and others

Ian and Sylvia Reunion Concert 1986 Complete

he complete concert at last including Gordon Lightfoot, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt.
Presumably digitised from a VHS tape the picture is not perfect especially the Judy Collins segment.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 1, 2015 at 2:05pm

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 24, 2015 at 4:45am

| also have 3, one for each Seagull, S6, NE Amber Trails and Coastline 12.

Besides buying to collect and review, I always buy a capo with each new Guitar. I was unable to get the Kyser 12 when I bought the Coastline last week.

I got a text that my Gretsch Resonator is ready to pick up.  I wonder if the Fender dealer has any interesting capos.. I know he has the Kyser/Fender Red Electric Guitar capo..but I've no interest in that.

They have a Smart Capo line, include a Classical/12 string one. I'm almost sure that won't fit 1.9" nut Seagulls.

Anyone ever tried this one? I could not even find a demo video.

Comment by Joe Allen on April 23, 2015 at 3:55pm

I have 3 Kysers, 2 of the 6 string and 1 12 string. They are priced right, work perfect and have lasted for years. One in each case for the for the ones I play most. Maybe I will go do some shopping and try some others. I always have G.A.S.

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 23, 2015 at 12:14pm

I just picked up a Kyser 12, my guitar shop finally got new Kyser stock.

I agree with the 6th string observations. I tried just placing capo 1/2 way between frets. Seems to work, but it is visually confusing ;)

I rate that it has a slight edge over D'Addario NS 6 string capo on a 12 string guitar.

leader board: combined rating for intonation and muting ONLY

Kyser 12

D'Addario NS 6

Schubb 6 ( I think Schubb 12 would place higher, if i had one)

1960's  Hamilton Quick Change Lever with new mousepad rubber (yes works very good but is a  tight fit) This was a surprise. Orignally it  had clear plastic tubing, but that yellowed and split.

Bill Russel Elastic 12

...and the most expensive are at bottom of the list

Paige Clic 12

G7th Nashville 12

G7th Performance 2 for 6 & 12

D'Addario Ratchet (cannot get neck in capo's "mouth") , and Dunlop Lever (modified from original so results not relevant) didn't place :)

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 23, 2015 at 6:22am

For first impressions of the G7th capos See Capo Users Group


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