NGD, a Cozart 12 string

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Sparky2, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    I must confess that I had never heard of the Cozart build kits, let alone the brand.

    But I stumbled upon this beastie while down south for a wedding last weekend.

    I sold off my Martin 12 string a few months ago to a fellow who really fancied it, and (truth be told) I didn't like the 9v battery compartment arrangement on that particular guitar.
    (Martin has since come up with a friendlier design, I have noticed.)

    Anyway, the band was left without a 12 string in our arsenal, and we do more than a few songs that beg for that jangly 12 string sound.

    Enter the Cozart.

    I'm really impressed with the guitar.
    It stays in tune, has impressive tones, and it's really eye-catching.

    Best of all, it's incredibly light.
    6 lbs, 1 ounce.
    Light as a feather, and delightfully easy to strap on and play.

    Looking forward to playing her at our next gig at the end of the month!

    :)

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  2. Rumblur

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    a friend of mine drug home a Cozart Tele 12-string. It's so light, it's actually neck heavy! Kinda rough, could be polished into a decent guitar if you really wanted a 12 string. I think he gave $100 for it at some pawn shop.
     
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    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    I dropped two hundred bones for this one, but to be fair, the owner of the guitar shop was a really lovely gent, and the guitar is brand new.

    I really do love the wood grain and the lightness.

    :)
     
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    Cool!
    I haven’t had an elecric 12 strin since 1980.
    Yikes!
    I’m on the lookout.
     
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    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I played a 12 string acoustic for many years. I've always been attracted to 12 string electrics. That Roger McGuinn sound is mighty appealing.
     
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    my bud has a double neck SG kind of thing with a twelve and a six string neck by Cozart, it plays ok. I like the strat you got better
     
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    These are on eBay quite regularly, from $125 to $150. They also have a semi-solid Tele model 12 string, there's couple of those running right now, same deal.
     
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    I used to have the Cozart Tele-style 12 string. It too was light & jangly.

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    I had a GAS moment and pulled a low bid trigger on a Cozart Thinline T Style 12 string natural finish (eBay)...got it. Mrs./accountant person had to load some $$ on my internet-use debit card :oops: ...apparently I've been having quite the Black Friday/Cyber Monday experience this year. I'll post pics and first impressions after it arrives next week. Cheers!
     
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    congrats, @Sparky2 ! Sounds like pure fun.
     
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    Score! Always heard good things about the Cozart 12's.
     
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    And here it is...cold and untuned...I won't get to it until the weekend. Initial cursory inspection---looks good.


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    I was able to put an initial tuning on this guitar last night and mess with it a little before it fell out of tune...need some better strings. It is a bit neck heavy on the strap, and the neck is wider than my Takamine acoustic twelve, but not uncomfortably so. Sound is good...noting it is not a thousand dollar guitar, but well worth the hundred and a quarter I paid for it. Sorry, my numerical section on my IPad does not work this AM. Electronics all work. I think a better set of strings will go a long way on it. Cheers!
     
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    I think Cozart has offered some appealing models in the past, and maybe typical [which is good] quality for Asian imports. Should be a fine guitar - welcome back to TDPRI btw, unless this was a clinic shot to get you thru the holidaze ;)
     
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    LOL...yes, I dropped out for some time. Joined when I got my Nashville Deluxe, didn't play it much...now back to working on electric guitar technique. And I've added two more electrics, so I really need to stay after it.
     
  16. MartinStreet

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    I'm another new Cozart Tele owner. It seems pretty OK setup wise & the first couple days playing it was quite in tune & fun. Now it's fairly out of tune when playing basic chords. I have a set of Ernie Balls that I think will help. But I'm wondering if I'll need to mess with the truss rod while I have the strings are off. The neck looks very straight but I've read that there should be a very slight bow at the 12th fret. Does anyone know what size truss rod wrench works on a Cozart? Can't find anything online. The fretboard also looks a tiny bit dry so I may apply some conditioner too. Don't want to mess it up so any thoughts or suggestions?
     
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    I have the Cozart Firebird 12, the quality is decent I paid about $210. I think the guys who put them together are located in Mississippi.
     
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    Very cool. Congratulations.
     
  19. Sparky2

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    Sad to report, I sold her to a local pawn shop for a surprisingly good price, about two weeks ago.

    It was time to thing the herd, and so all good things come to an end.
    Such is life in the household of a guitar addict.

    And I discovered a really good 12-string emulator on one of my Peavey amps.
    So.....

    :(
     
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    Conventional wisdom sez that truss rod adjustments should be made with the guitar strung up and in tune...
     
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