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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 TheValleyGirl 16 minutes ago
Well, in August we had a 6.0 earthquake in Napa. A bookcase fell on my 2010 Gibson Hummingbird 12 string breaking its neck. Since it was the ONLY HB 12 made that year, a 'one of a kind' I just sent it off to Gibson Repair and Restoration. I'm hoping for the best for my favorite guitar. Does anyone have experience with Gibson R n R?
Comment by FloridaGull 34 minutes ago

I never said they were immaculate... ;-)

Comment by michael schwartz 36 minutes ago

my FG 230 is in WAAAY better shape!! Happily I might say. Let me know what it goes for,OK?

Comment by FloridaGull 42 minutes ago
Comment by FloridaGull on September 18, 2014 at 5:12pm

I already have 2 12 strings - and you guys are giving me GAS!  Both of mine have spruce tops - if I get another, it will need electronics and need to have a cedar top...  ;-)

If this Taylor had a cedar top, I would need to devise a plan...however, Godin makes very nice Seagull, Art & Lutherie, and Norman cedar-topped 12-strings (I don't think Simon & Patrick makes one anymore)...I need to devise a plan...

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on September 18, 2014 at 12:22pm

Thanks, all. I have not been playing guitar, or doing much of anything, for the past couple of years or so but this guitar is getting me playing again. Great deal for the money.


Comment by Martin van Dooremalen on September 18, 2014 at 11:56am

Michael, congrats on your Taylor 150e! I've had mine for almost 4 months now and love it. Easy playability, no intonation issues, and it stays in tune really well. I loved the Taylor 12's I tried and for me nothing else really compared, but the 300 and 400 series I tried were not financially feasible or responsible for me. When I heard about the 150e coming out I waited patiently for 5 weeks after putting a refundable deposit on one after a Road Show in late April. It was a long 5 weeks but after it arrived and after about three strums I said, "Yep I'll take it."

May your new-found love of 12's bring you some solace after your loss.

Comment by Dave Fengler on September 18, 2014 at 11:04am

I'm sorry about your wife Mike. Mine is doing better.  It's going to be a couple of months without her pay and some physical and mental adjustments.

Comment by Ken Bellingham on September 18, 2014 at 10:42am


  I'm deeply sorry to read of your wife's passing.  I was aware some time ago - on another thread, I believe - when you announced that your wife had been given a serious medical diagnosis.  Although I watched for it, I never saw you make further reference to it.  I know that must have been a grievous period for you, but I hope your love of music is providing you with some solace and healing.

Comment by FloridaGull on September 18, 2014 at 8:50am

Welcome to the 12-string club, Michael!  My Giannini, Guild, and I salute you!  :-)


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