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Old 01-16-2021, 12:16 PM
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Default Custom (or just great) 12 strings

Hi,

Lots of amazing 6 strings here.

Who has or who makes great 12 strings?

Here are a couple to get things going.

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Old 01-16-2021, 01:01 PM
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I just sold a KILLER '94 Taylor Leo Kottke sig 12. It was set up by Tim Luranc, who helped Leo K design it! It was a beast and played great. Unfortunately the Jumbo body, long scale and 14 fret neck combined with the extra strings was just more than I could handle comfortably any more.

I would love to have a 12 fret short scale version. So I will follow this thread!

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Old 01-16-2021, 01:34 PM
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I have a Charlie Hoffman SJ designed specifically to be easy to play with a short scale. Wonderful guitar. His son will make them by request. Hoffman 12-string Full Ft Sm.jpg

Also love my Taylor 562, a very easy to play GC size 12 fret guitar with a rich tone, an alternative to the "jingle Jangle" of most 12's.
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We’ve made a few over the years but don’t get a lot of calls for them. Kind of like lefty’s. The market is pretty narrow.
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:54 PM
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Love my Santa Cruz’ - not exactly custom, but probably special ordered - euro maple -



Figured walnut -





And truly custom - a 90’s Cumpiano acoustic/electric - really more electric than acoustic,though -




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Old 01-18-2021, 11:09 AM
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Sergei DeJonge makes great 12-strings. Glen Frey of The Eagles plays one.
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Old 01-19-2021, 07:32 PM
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Lance McCollum built this in 2000. No affiliation but am AFFLICTED with GAS

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Not exactly custom shop, but I have a 2009 Taylor LKSM12 that is just everything a good Taylor and a good 12 string should be!
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:17 PM
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some pictures of my all koa Ryan 12 string. I just love playing this guitar.





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Old 01-21-2021, 10:00 PM
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Zounds!!!

That is the most beautiful Ryan I have EVER seen. Drooling over here!!!

Meanwhile I bought a 2016 Taylor 552ce (12x12) today. We will see if it is as cherry and dialed as advertised...

If it is like the one I sold here a few months ago it will be a very nice solo fingerstyle axe. It will not compete acoustically with a Kottke volume-wise, but it will have a nice fat, warm, tone with a lot of bass, especially for a 15" Body, and a good amount of overtones so a bit more complex tone. Not the best for fronting a string band, or any band! but very fine for solo

Plus it does come with the decent ES2 so can easily be amped if needed

Silly to be without a GOOD 12.

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The combination pin/pinless bridge on the Ryan is brilliant. And the koa...! Great guitar!
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Is that walnut SC yours too? Wow...I've never seen that one and it looks EXQUISITE!

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Love my Santa Cruz’ - not exactly custom, but probably special ordered - euro maple -



Figured walnut -





And truly custom - a 90’s Cumpiano acoustic/electric - really more electric than acoustic,though -




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Old 01-22-2021, 08:49 AM
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I have a 12 string made by Rob Bustos / Paragon Guitars out of bearclaw german spruce and tree mahogany. I thought I was a complete idiot to go into that build for a niche / specialty guitar, but it may be one of the finest guitars I've ever played or owned and has pushed my limits in terms of play. I adore it and will never get rid of it. I will try to add pictures here in a bit.
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some pictures of my all koa Ryan 12 string. I just love playing this guitar.





That is a beauty right there, wow.

I know Steve Kinnaird does 12 strings, they have a build going right now within their own shop thread.
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Old 01-22-2021, 09:05 AM
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Just standard stuff for me.
Two mid '60s 12 fret 12 strings.

Both have mahogany B&S, and, as you see, the Harmony has a theoretically) floating bridge and tailpiece, and the Martin a standard bridge pin.

The Harmony has a good healthy 22 nut width which makes it very easy to play, and the Martin has a 1 & 7/8" which is as narrow as feasible for a 12 string.



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