Enough nonsense! Let's see those 12 strings.

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  1. aadvark

    aadvark Tele-Meister

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    I've got 4 strings, 6 strings, a 7, 8, 10 string,
    and this 12 - and she is lovely for those rare things.

    this is the only pic I have of the D12-35 on this computer! d35_crop.jpg
     
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    My 1st of many 12 strings, a 60's Hagstrom burst. Comfy WIDE neck. 12.jpeg
     
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    oh - that is just killing me! I have always loved those Hagstroms, mostly as basses; I had never seen a 12-string before! That thing is beautiful!
     
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    Your Rimini - which I saw at the London Jam several years ago - is the one that inspired me to go back into the 12-string world.
     
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    Happy to help! I remember you played a nice Tom Petty tune on it.
     
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    Now that is handsome!
     
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    There are some absolute beauties in this thread! I'm 'between' 12-strings at the moment. But I've owned several in the past and would like another someday.

    I led a band playing exclusively 12-string electrics and acoustics for a couple of years, and my playing style today still has some of the McGuinn-like rolling arpeggios in it. I had:

    1960's Framus 12-string acoustic (1986-94) which had an arched back and it recorded beautifully.
    1967 Baldwin Double Six in greenburst (1987-89) the best 12 I ever played but as heavy as two Les Pauls glued together.
    1967 Epiphone Riviera 12 in sunburst (1989-93, pictured) a beautiful guitar. I sold it for rent money :(
    1966 Fender XII white refin (2001-03) Great guitar. Sold it on at profit to fund a house move.
    1965 Fender XII sunburst (2004-07) Again, beautiful guitar. Sold it to pay a tax bill :(
    1960's Welson 12-string acoustic (2012-2017) It looked super cool but was nowhere near any of the other 12's I had.

    If I could have another it would either be a reissue Epiphone Riviera or another vintage Fender XII.

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    Thanks for posting that. Nice to see Tom playing his signature model, and its a great clip too.
     
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    Here is my Yamaha Pacifica 12, it had been somewhat neglected and abused when I got it. It was not packed well in it's case, and most of the stock tuners had their locator pins broken.

    My solution to tuning issues is to have 2 different styles of knob on the tuners: Keystones for the Standard string, Minis for the Octave string. These are Gotoh 16:1, same tuner, different knob. They clearance for each other quite nicely, and you have a clue as to what string you are actually trying to tune.
     
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    there's so much jingle jangle in this thread, I thought maybe it was xmas!
     
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    Answering my own question:

    The Kaces KQE-335 just fits a Trini Lopez/DG-335. If a 335-12 is no longer than 43" (not including the strap button) it'll fit too. It's a decent gig bag with backpack straps. I might add a little padding over the bridge, tuners, and selector switch.
     
  14. Otis Fine

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    Well, looky here. I have one too now. Brand new Danelectro 59X12. It's pretty sweet.

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    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

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    I had an Ovation Balladeer 12-string but sold it after a year or so, tuning was a PITA, the slippery shell/body kept slipping away from me when playing sitting down, and one of the thin strings kept snapping. But all guitarists should own a 12-string at some point and get it out of their systems.
     
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    These are my current 12s. No, I don't play them every day, but when I need them, nothing else will do. I've had electric 12s going back to 1978, when I found the Ovation below for $200. Soooo wish I had that one back. (I traded it for a Ric that didn't sound or play nearly as well.) That said, the sparkly Danelectro and the Alvarez suit me just fine.

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