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Old 11-07-2008, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 12 string electric guitars. Help?

Well I was at a gig last night and I have been inspired to get a 12 string electric guitar, anyone know any good, affordable models?
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Only electric ones I've seen are on a double-necked guitar and it doesn't really make sense buying one unless you can pull off the whole Jimmy Page thing.

Just a question, but isn't the purpose of a twelve string to boost the range of the rhythm section? There really isn't any merit to playing lead guitar on a 12-string.
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ahhhh but it would be mighty interesting
that is like saying bass is only there to fill out the sound, true in most cases, but not all.
Ive seen a few
I thinkill have to save for the rickenbacher
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the rickenbacher's are pretty much 'the' electric 12 string as far as i know, but they're going to cost you. fender does offer a 12 string strat also. PRS and gretsch also have electric 12s but they're well over 2 grand a piece according to musiciansfriend.com

as far as the merits of a 12 string go there's no reason you can't play lead on them. you can't really play blues based leads since bending strings becomes a big hassle but you can most definitely take advantage of the natural chorus sound of the instrument for other types of lead passages.
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Im not going to be playing much blues based stuff, post punk you know
more droney stuff.
I found a danelectro one, A DC 12 string
they about 600 i think so not too bad
need to find one in australia though....
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as far as the merits of a 12 string go there's no reason you can't play lead on them. you can't really play blues based leads since bending strings becomes a big hassle but you can most definitely take advantage of the natural chorus sound of the instrument for other types of lead passages.
I suppose so, but I always play lead by feel, not by actually tooling the axe. I feel that the wider neck/octave strings would throw me off, but hey, that's just me. It would be kind of cool to hear the bigger range you could pull off with a 12-string.
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This thread makes me want to listen to the Byrds.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Affordable 12-strings are a bit hard to come by, as they should... they are beautiful sound, however it depends really on what you mean by 'affordable'? I ahve seen some decent Gibsons through large outlets like Guitar Center for $600... that's honestly a good deal.

Hate to digress from this post, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a great place to get a used ACOUSTIC 12-string?

I had a real junker that finally had to be put down last month... and really could use a used one for less than $100. It's a stretch, but I'm hoping to find something... I need to finish my album ASAP.

I know ebay has a ton, but wasn't sure if some other site had better pricing... I just can't fathom spending $1ْْْxx for a beater on ebay.
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get a doubleneck sg.

and if you dont ave enough for the gibson version, get the epiphone version doubleneck. its 500-600 dollas
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I dont like SGs and i like double necked guitars even less
they give me zeppelin cringe

in going to get the danelectro Dc 12
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