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Thread #132518 Message #4011159
Posted By: Mark Ross
29-Sep-19 - 10:15 PM
Thread Name: 12 String Guitars - why?
Subject: RE: 12 String Guitars - why?
Listen to Lydia Mendoza, aka The Lark of the Border who played a 12 string tuned down to B as a baritone instrument. The 12 string originally came up from Mexico. I dont particularly like it tuned to concert pitch like a 6 string, but listen to Lonnie Johnson who recorded duets with Eddie Lang (Lang recorded under the nom de guerre of Blind Willie Dunn). They were the first interracial duo to make records.