"This isn't *always* true; Augie LoPrinzi builds his backs and sides on the heavier side to give the top a more rigid platform. The trend toward heavier factory guitars started post WWII when a lot of GI's were buying guitars. The ensuing…"
"I have 3 that each fulfill different roles. The BTO Taylor LKSM would be the first to go because it's such a niche instrument. Deciding between my McAlisters would be utter torture. The D-18 clone is easily the finest dred ever and the 1…"
"When Martins are they're very good but I find them hit and miss. Taylors, OTOH, are rather consistent. I'm not a dred fan but the D-18GE made sense to me. I had to have Roy McAlister build me his version to get it right. Most of my Taylors…"
"The Seagull 12 looks to be the best bang for the buck in that range. Maybe a used Framus. With some careful setup and ditching the adjustable saddle they can actually sound pretty good, not unlike a Bozo. Yamahas and Takamine are worth a look.…"
"For a 12 string *anything* is better than a Kyser. The Paige is pretty good but I find them a little awkward to set. I really like how it stores behind the nut. For the way my guitar sounds for some reason my Planet Waves NS sounds noticeably better…"
"In the 46 years I've been playing 12 strings Martin has failed to impress me, in fact I used to pick up 12 fret slothead Martin 12's for a song, re-neck them as 6 strings and sell them at a handsome profit. For that reason I haven't…"
"Not counting the toy plastic guitars that I used to rake across the bars of my crib, I've been playing for 50 years. Like many have said, it's therapeutic, a form of meditation. Never mind that even pushing 60, the chicks still dig guitar…"
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"I have 2 McAlisters and a BTO LKSM in koa. They never see the inside of a case unless they're leaving the house. This how it's been with me for almost 50 years. You can either be obsessively protective or you can enjoy your guitars…"
"An obsessively precise setup will cure just about any of the problems that 12's are notoriously famous for. By obsessive I mean each and every string is compensated and the crown of the octave string is exactly as high on the arc as the primary…"