Acoustic Guitar Community

Welcome to the Acoustic Guitar Community.


12-String Guitar

A meeting place to discuss playing styles, favorite players, set-ups, and anything else about this wonderful instrument.

Members: 273
Latest Activity: May 22

Discussion Forum

Your FIRST 12 string guitar hero or heroine ... what's your story? 11 Replies

Started by Alan Sturgess. Last reply by Jim Yates May 18.

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.

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of 12-String Guitar to add comments!

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 18, 2015 at 1:33pm

cross-posted from Capo group

Best 12 string capo for Seagull/Norman 1.9" nuts (exclude Paige and Bill Russel Elastic from replies please)

I seem recall both Kyser 12 and Scubb 12 mentioned generally as having great 12 string models but do not recall nut width mentioned.

With 12 string nut widths ranging from 1.69 to 2.1, I'm sure some 12 string capos would struggle at those extremes.

Comment by michael schwartz on April 18, 2015 at 4:56am've had one helluva day!! Good one!!

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 18, 2015 at 4:37am

The Gretsch Resonator is getting its action lowered for me, hope to pick it up monday.

Comment by Joe Allen on April 17, 2015 at 8:34pm

Congrats on your new toy! I know you hated the Fender. So you got a good one this time. Post a pic for us!

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 17, 2015 at 2:50pm

Bought a Coastline 12, no electronics. Looks like I won't even need to tune down a step. 1.9" is SO damn comfortable. Glad i did not get the Rancher Falcon.


I thought the Resonator was a very rustic/native American kind of look. The inlay work on the snake is primative but nice. And the upper bout rattler/sound hole is  inspired.

BTW: I got the Gretsch Boxcar Mahogany Resonator in direct no cash trade for the fender 12.


Comment by michael schwartz on April 17, 2015 at 11:55am

Seems Mike R and I have thoughts in common, tho I don't think the resonator is the ugliest I've seen, just over embellished for my taste. If anyone has looked at my 2SDesign page, you'd see I don't go "over the top" for myself or my clients.

   Happy Friday...I can play more each day now...whoo hoo!!!

Comment by Mike Raeburn on April 17, 2015 at 11:19am

The resonator, I go with simple elegance. Bit like me really, simple but still reasonably elegant (I hope!) and somewhat aged  ;-)

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 17, 2015 at 9:23am

mike are you referring to the Forbidden Guitars resonator 12 string?

or the Gretsch Rancher Falcon 12 string? :):)

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 17, 2015 at 4:40am

The Gretsch deal has fallen through. my expected street price of $629cdn was not  confirmed when i searched same sites again. I can only assume these site had given me the 6 string models price. The street price is more like 889cdn, may the trade in diff 480. I will not put out $480 without right of refusal, so I'll be taking the cash instead. And go back to my original plan to get a 1.9" Seagull or Norman 12....sniff, i really wanted a Jumbo....

Comment by michael schwartz on April 17, 2015 at 4:20am

simple elegance is more my style.....everything about me smiles when I see this guitar.


Members (273)


Check Out the Latest in Acoustic Guitar

Free e-newsletter!

Sign up for Acoustic Guitar Weekly—the weekly e-mail newsletter that delivers coverage of players and gear, lessons and technique tips, and advice about performing and recording. Get it now!




Be alerted to the latest articles on, including lessons, CD, guitar, and gear reviews, how-to tips, and player profiles.

© 2015   Created by Acoustic Guitar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service