Quite a number of years ago I bought a '68 Rickenbacker 360/12 at a guitar show. The original owner had replaced the nut and reversed the courses and strung it traditional style. I thought it might be interesting to leave it that way. But in the end I was disappointed and was not impressed. Soon after I got a blank nut from the factory and had a luthier return it to its original glory. I think I still have the previous nut.I wonder why no one else has jumped on the Rickenbacker way of stringing a 12’er.
They put the heavy octave of the pair “on top”.
It does lend an authority to the attack, IMO.
I’ve been tempted to try it, albeit with another cheaper, less idiosyncratic guitar than a Ricky.
I like 12 string electrics, but like wah pedals and ring modulators, a little goes a long way.
Rickys do it best, but at a grown-up price.