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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 Robert Williamson on April 19, 2015 at 1:24pm

My Steves doesn't have any 12 string capos at them moment.

I bit the bullet and tried to order 2 capos from AXE, but their TD bank declined my prepaid credit card (which I use for all online orders!)

G7th Newport 12 String Guitar Capo Silver 1 $35.80
G7th Performance Capo for 6 and 12 String Guitars Version 2 1 $55.19
Shipping: WEB - Ground Insured: $2.96
Tax (to be calculated): $4.70
Total Cost:


Comment by Jim Yates on April 18, 2015 at 11:30pm

Last time I saw Pete he was using a Shubb.

Comment by Martin van Dooremalen on April 18, 2015 at 9:37pm

I have a Kyser and a Shubb for my Taylor 150e with 1.875" (1-7/8") nut. The Shubb wins hands down for intonation, the Kyser tends to pull the low E out of tune because of it's higher tension (considerably higher than my Kyser 6 string) unless I put it on angled from high E close to the fret to the low E less than halfway between the fret, and it's barely acceptable at that. Go with the Shubb, you won't be disappointed. Or if Steve's has another S12 in stock ask to try them both out on it.

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  ;-)


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