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Old 01-16-2020, 11:51 AM
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Default Are there any 12-fret that are good for strumming?

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Are there any 12-fret acoustics that are good for strumming ?

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Old 01-16-2020, 11:59 AM
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One can strum on any guitar one wants. Whether one guitar is better suited to being strummed than another is largely personal preference.

That said, as a gross generalization, those fingerpicking often prefer wider necks and wider string spacing at the bridge. Conversely, those who strum often prefer narrower necks and closer string spacing at the bridge. There are many guitars, 12 or 14 fret, with each arrangement.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:00 PM
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Heck, most of 'em!

(Seriously though, strumming some chords on a 12 fret guitar--and really any size-- while sitting on the couch is one of life's simple pleasures. That compact feel is just wonderful.)
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:10 PM
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Strumming a good 12-fret 00 is a joyous thing!! So rich and full.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:13 PM
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I really enjoy strumming my 00015sm. Very rich sound.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:14 PM
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I really enjoy strumming my 00015sm. Very rich sound.
Same here, great strummer

Thinking of adding a 00015m cause I like it so much.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:23 PM
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Hi,

Are there any 12-fret acoustics that are good for strumming ?

Thanks!

Potentially ANY 12 fret acoustic can be good...or great even...for strumming.

It just depends on the individual guitar and what it's "voice" works for.

And...quite frankly...it also depends at least as much, if not more, on the players own ability and technique, and how well that works for strumming on any given guitar.

How any guitar sounds, regardless of brand, size, shape, woods, and spec's...is really, for the larger measure, up to, and in the hands of, the player, and how good they are at playing.


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Old 01-16-2020, 12:26 PM
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There are many methods of chording.

Many of us play all six string shapes which is really playing TWO chords, as a basic major or minor chord only requires one Hey note, a 3rd and a 5th.

And with the CAGED chords you play both twice (with a full 6 string strum).

Have a look at this :

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Old 01-16-2020, 12:31 PM
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I have 2 suggestions-
Taylor 12 string 12 fret- fantastic.
Taylor 612-12 fret- strums nicely with medium strings- A little loose with lights-
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:47 PM
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Silly, THANKS for a very informative video!

ALL - has anyone found some 12-fretters more (or less) suited for more "assertive" strumming. For example, if I imagine I'm Tom Petty and really start getting into American Girl -- will certain 12-fretters handle it better than others ? What has your experience been ?

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Old 01-16-2020, 04:09 PM
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Silly, THANKS for a very informative video!

ALL - has anyone found some 12-fretters more (or less) suited for more "assertive" strumming. For example, if I imagine I'm Tom Petty and really start getting into American Girl -- will certain 12-fretters handle it better than others ? What has your experience been ?

Thanks!
Hi again, For aggressive rhythm "strumming" the larger the guitar the better, so dreads are the thing. The advantage of 12 fretters is mainly about wider fretboards an aspect that is rarely an issue for basic strumming.
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:17 PM
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Same here, great strummer

Thinking of adding a 00015m cause I like it so much.
Iíll say my 00015m served well as my only guitar for over two years.
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:22 PM
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A Martin D-15S, slope-shoulder dreadnought is great for strumming.

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Old 01-16-2020, 04:27 PM
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Silly, THANKS for a very informative video!

ALL - has anyone found some 12-fretters more (or less) suited for more "assertive" strumming. For example, if I imagine I'm Tom Petty and really start getting into American Girl -- will certain 12-fretters handle it better than others ? What has your experience been ?

Thanks!
A 12 fret dread will (generally) give you a more assertive sound, but I'd say more for flat picking rather than straight out strumming. For that, I much prefer a slope shoulder dread like a 14 fret Bourgeois Slope D (which can also be found with 12 frets)
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:49 PM
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I strum my Martin D1 Authentic 1931. It sounds great!
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