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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

Started by jack stepick. Last reply by FloridaGull Sep 25.

Goya TS-4 12 String 13 Replies

Started by jack stepick. Last reply by jack stepick Sep 16.

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Comment by Robert 9 hours ago

A bit beat up - when I bought it from a little hole-in-the-wall music store in Lenox, MA there was a gouge in the lower part of the sound hole, probably from having a pickup installed, and a set of gouges in the back (big Texas belt buckle?), one of the tuning knob poles was bent (it's an S-head model), and the upper side smelled of stale cigarettes. Keeping it in tune has always been a problem, but Curt Magnan PB strings seem to hold pitch pretty well.  

Had a fishman pickup installed about 5 years ago (C-mas present from my wife with whom I play and sing).  I had to replace the bridge a year or so ago (after trying a set of medium gauge strings - they cut thru the old and already well worn ebony like butter) and did the saddle and nut at the same time.  Also repaired a crack in the heel (glued and secured with a strap button).

Still, it plays so easily (I have a Taylor 6-string with a much stiffer action) and the tone is incredible.  I've tried a number of other 12's and found nothing to match it (yet).

Comment by michael schwartz 17 hours ago

@Robert..yours must be AMAZING!!

Comment by Robert yesterday

Michael - good on you.  Been playing the same instrument since '71 when I picked it up 2nd hand for $300 (and what do they cost now?).  Still my favorite.

Comment by michael schwartz yesterday

I've had a wonderful, musical week as you can tell from my earlier posts, but....I left out the fact that I now have a 1968 D12-35 Brazilian to play!!! Its been around the block a time or two, but after my luthier buddy looked it over, cleaned  er up a bit, and restrung it, SHE'S A KEEPER!! the Sun hasn't come out in the Chgo. area in a week, but it's sure shining in here. Once the Sun does show itself again, I'll post fotos.

Comment by michael schwartz on Thursday

Look what a friend brought over for me to play yesterday. 1971 D12-41

Comment by FloridaGull on Tuesday

A Martin DM-12 on Goodwill:

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Martin--Co-DM-12-12-String-Gui...

Currently $451 - 6 days left - $30 shipping...

Enjoy!

Comment by FloridaGull on Tuesday

A Roderich Paesold 12-string guitar - Model P230 - on Goodwill - made in Holland!

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Roderich-Paesold-12-String-Aco...

Currently $25 - 6 days left - $58 shipping (!)...

"former owner has modified this into a 6 string, remaining 6 tuner pegs are missing, light scratches and soiling, case is tattered and worn, handle and hinges need repair"

Boy - that's a very modern tuner... ;-)

Comment by Mike Raeburn on Tuesday

Hi Michael, Yes, it is interesting to have an instrument with a bit of history behind it. Jeff Golub is a superb player, mostly jazz, I have a few of his CDs. Sadly he was struck blind a few years ago and then had a nasty accident with a train. So his life has not been easy. I am sure many guitars would have a tale to tell. Even if only from being propped in the corner of a bedroom!

Comment by FloridaGull on Tuesday

Hmm...sounds like a discussion topic... ;-)

Comment by michael schwartz on Tuesday

@Mike...cool seeing the guitar on the video! I wonder how many of us have guitars with a story behind them?

 

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