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Hummingbird 12 string and Gibson Restoration 3 Replies

Started by TheValleyGirl. Last reply by Jim Yates Jul 6.

Hummingbird 12 string and Gibson Restoration 1 Reply

Started by TheValleyGirl. Last reply by Dave Fengler Jul 6.

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.

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Comment by Antonio Cotichini on Friday

Very nice guitar. If I remember well, the Avalon brand was a creature of George Lowden. It has the same headstock shape and splitted saddle, but now it's an independent brand. Isn't it so?

Comment by Robert Alan Kershaw on Friday

And another one..............

Comment by Robert Alan Kershaw on Friday


I attach a none-too-brilliant photograph of my L310 12 String Premier made by the Avalon Guitar Company, 8, Glenford  Way, Newtownards, County Down BT23 6BX, Northern Ireland. The guitar was made about six years ago. It's presently strung with DR RARE phosphor bronze lite strings tuned one step down. Avalon's website is athttp://www,    Regrds, Alan

Comment by Rev. Matt Fontana on July 13, 2015 at 8:17pm

Here is my 1999 Epiphone 12-string with a stereo input and an XLR (and I'm sure THEN Ibanez decided to do this):

Comment by Mike Raeburn on July 12, 2015 at 7:29am

Yes, sometimes a hissy fit can work wonders! Looking forward to seeing you play it on YouTube?

Comment by TheValleyGirl on July 12, 2015 at 7:23am
Yes, after my meltdown they are making me a new pickguard and sending it to me. My confidence in GR is wavering, we will see,
Comment by michael schwartz on July 12, 2015 at 4:50am

Antonio...looks like you've gotten yourself a "keeper"!! Nice one, Sir!

Comment by Mike Raeburn on July 12, 2015 at 4:27am

Valley Girl, have you got any further with Gibson and your missing plectrum guard? Antonio, you have made a fine instrument even better, well done!

Comment by Antonio Cotichini on July 12, 2015 at 2:15am

You're beautiful too... ValleyGirl! Thanks guys. It's been a real bargain an it has a story too. It was bought by a friend of mine one year ago. It arrived (from Thomann, an on-line seller of musical instruments) with a scratch on some frets. It seemed like someone hit the fretboard with a file. My friend didn't wanted to send it back and asked me if I could dress the frets. I did and the work came out very nice. Then he asked me if I could change the nut and saddle with bone and add a KK Pure Mini pick-up. Done. He wanted to take away the cheap black pick-guard he didn't like and leave the sound-board "all wood". Done. Then he felt the guitar too big for him (he's a very good player but not a big bodied guy) so after a year asked me if I wanted to buy it, paying a little less than 900$ whenever I wanted... DONE! I didn't like the chunky bridge, so I did all the upgrades I described. It sounds like a grand-piano. The neck is a bit larger than my old Yamaha (that I'm gonna sell) but given that the overall instrument is a couple of steps better... it's not a big deal!

Comment by TheValleyGirl on July 11, 2015 at 8:44pm

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