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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

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Comment by Jeff Lustick on June 19, 2011 at 3:40pm
I actually don't have any pictures but will post as soon as I have some.
Comment by Christopher Cozad on June 18, 2011 at 8:46pm

Great recording, Jeff. Thanks for the posting. The guitar sounds great. What did you use to record with?

I have two older Guild 12's; a '76 F-512 (rosewood) and an '80 F-412 (maple). They are not cutaways, though, and that is a feature I miss.

You have got a great guitar in your 654ce! I am with Edward...where are those pictures?  <grin>

Comment by Jeff Lustick on June 18, 2011 at 7:55pm

Chrtistopher,

 

You are right about the maple back, sides etc and it is a beautiful guitar. It is not my first 12 string but I haven't had one in quite a while. I use it both lpugged and unplugged. Ther is a song on my page here called Swim With The Tide where  used itI-it's the kind of high picking sound in the background.  I play with an acoustic duo/trio and we do a couple of songs that call for a 12 string so either I play it or one of the other guys does. It also sounds great unplugged.  I don't currently own a Guild but I have in the past and i know they are wonderful guitars particularly their 12 strings. Which Guild do you have???

Comment by Edward Sparks on June 18, 2011 at 7:53pm
Hey Jeff,  Post some pics of that new Taylor!!!  Edward
Comment by Rick Heenan on June 18, 2011 at 6:31pm
Oh yeah!  I've got a Taylor 355CE and its a peach.
Comment by Christopher Cozad on June 18, 2011 at 6:30pm

Welcome, Jeff!

{DISCLAIMER-IN-JEST: I realize this is not a Guild, and that is still OK}

From what I understand, you have an awesome guitar! Maple back and sides, sitka top, cutaway, and they just sound great...what more could you ask for in a 12 string.

Is this your first 12?

Are you playing it more "unplugged" or amplified?

Comment by Jeff Lustick on June 18, 2011 at 6:15pm
I'm new to this group.Recently got a Taylor 654CE 12 and love it!!!!
Comment by Jay P. on May 16, 2011 at 7:11pm
Patrick, and Edward, I find the 9 string to be most interesting. Harry Chapin is mentioned in the article. Harry did play Alvarez, as well as other makes. I have played 12 string guitars since 1964. While in Europe I would some times take all the octave strings off and play it as a 6 string. I had to really dig into the instrument to move the top to get the sound I wanted. It would be very interested to look at the bracing on the base side and compare it with a 12 string's bracing. I think it would be difficult to get the top to respond properly missing three strings. Just my $.02.. Jay.
Comment by Jay P. on May 9, 2011 at 6:31pm
Dreadnought size 312. Photos to follow, and thanks.
Comment by Edward Sparks on May 9, 2011 at 5:58pm
Welcome here too Jay! What type of Guild 12 do you have? I have a 1980 JF212XL. Post some pictures of yours...we just love this kinda "Stuff!" Edward
 

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