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Thread #132518   Message #2998626
Posted By: banjoman
03-Oct-10 - 08:16 AM
Thread Name: 12 String Guitars - why?
Subject: RE: 12 String Guitars - why?
I have owned and played lots of 12 stringers and should make the point that if you just want something a bit louder than your 6 string then suggest you get an amplifier, as the 12 string is, in my opinion, a completely different instrument which shares the same chord structure as the 6 string. I use mine for specific pieces.

Incidentally Silas - Leadbelly played a Stella 12 string and is regarded as a virtuoso on the instrument. I was fortunate enough to own a Stella until some traveller pinched it and then lost it in a fire.