The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132518   Message #4010862
Posted By: Jack Campin
27-Sep-19 - 06:50 PM
Thread Name: 12 String Guitars - why?
Subject: RE: 12 String Guitars - why?
I came to this thread from another one which had a peeve about 12-strings in sessions, and I see the point. They never seem to be exactly in tune with anybody else. But I play in a Middle Eastern group that has lots of double-course instruments and we never seem to have that issue: we don't seem to suffer hazy tuning. The instruments are fretless or microtonally fretted, and there are no functional chords - it's a free melodic unison.