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Ibanez Model 627-12 1 Reply

Started by Dave Fengler. Last reply by Robert Alan Kershaw Oct 13.

Wilson T-162 12- String 3 Replies

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Goya TS-4 12 String 13 Replies

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Comment by Mike Raeburn on Tuesday

And one a lefty too! They would be worth a bit if they have survived, unlikely, most of them folded up!

Comment by Mike Raeburn on Tuesday

Probably correct Jim, I remember hearing 'Walk Right In' on the radio and wondering what they were playing. I later bought an Eko 12 string which served me well through the early 'Sixties. It was built like a tank and survived many a pub session after ski trips. Are those Gibsons they are playing?

Comment by Jim Yates on Tuesday

I wonder how many others remember this as the first time they ever heard (or at least noticed) a 12-string guitar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hpPuFnq85A

Comment by Mike Raeburn on Tuesday

Hi Michael, True, we will probably never get to play them together however if you want to hear the W55 click on this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVnfZMTUB7Q

Move forward to 1.10.15 and they will be playing the 'Maggie' number. You'll see the W55 being played by Jeff Golub and laying down a pretty good rhythm line for Mr Stewart and Mr Wood. There's a nice close up of it on the big screen behind the stage at the start of the number.

Comment by michael schwartz on Sunday

Last night we hosted a folk music jam nite with a few Friends, and one was good enough to bring his 1971 D12-41 for me to play. What a guitar!!
I told him I was calling dibs on it, when he's "done with it" and he replied: "what? when I'm dead"???

Comment by michael schwartz on December 11, 2014 at 4:51am

@Mike...too bad you don't live closer! I would Love to hear that guitar next to the 20 yr old J12-40 I have. I'd welcome hearing your W55!!

Comment by Dave Fengler on December 10, 2014 at 4:24pm

OOPS!!!  My bad.  Definitely not inexpensive.  I have an OK newish Alvarez 12 string and a pretty good old Ibanez.  Old wood (plywood) is good!

Comment by Mike Raeburn on December 10, 2014 at 4:08pm

Agree that other one is over priced, especially with the bridge starting to come up. I would love to run a comparison with the Martin J40 Custom against my Taylor W55!

Comment by michael schwartz on December 10, 2014 at 4:03pm

@Dave....I said not inexpensive!!  I have to say, I'm fortunate to have 1, and it does sound even better that it looks.

Comment by Dave Fengler on December 10, 2014 at 3:47pm

NOT EXPENSIVE???!!!  Move the decimal point one place to the left, that's not expensive to me.  I'll never have anywhere near that kind of money for a guitar.  My car isn't worth that much.  They're nice to look at though!

 

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