"This is probably the first 12-string I ever saw. It was different from the Gibsons played by Gord Lightfoot in that it had sloped shoulders and used six string tuners, spaced the same distance as on a six string, makig for a very long…"
"Yes Robert Williamson, I just recalled that I saw Ian Tyson playing his Gibson 12-string in 1961 at the Mariposa Folk Festival. At that time I believe Gord Lightfoot was still playing tenor guitar in the TWO TONES (or was it TU TONES?), but he…"
"Like you Alan, my earliest memory of a 12-string was "Walk Right In" played on the 24 strings of Eric Darling and Bill Sevano (sp?). At the time, I was a teenager, playing guitar in a folk trio patterned after the Kingston…"
"Perhaps if you have really low frets a Kyser will work without re-tuning, but Keysers and any other spring loaded/non-adjustable capos push the strings right down to the fretboard. I like something I can tighten just enough that it stops the…"
"Shubbs are good and fast if you only capo at the 2nd or 3rd fret. If I have to play a tune with the capo at VII (You Are My Flower) I'll bring an extra Shubb set for the 7th fret. Mostly if I capo, I only use it at the…"
"The Quickdraw must be the material they're made of. It doesn't roll, but it seems almost friction free. Steafan has been using them for years on his guitars and bouzoukis and they have done no damage to the necks. Mine…"
My friend Steafan gave me a Quickdraw capo for my birthday (actually it was his birthday party, but mine is 2 days later).These are hard to get on, but once you get them on, they can stay there…"