does anyone here play a 12 string guitar

Discussion in 'The ChitChat Lounge' started by mr singh, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. mr singh

    mr singh New Member


    i noticed that there doesnt seem to be much out there for people who want to learn how to play a twelve string guitar (e.g. me;), although i dont yet possess one). and could they also detail how long they have been playing guitar in general and 12 string

    i was just wondering how many people here can play a 12 string guitar, and if they do, could they post some recordings up, because i am starting to appreciate 12 string a lot more and would eventually given time, like to learn 12 string:).

    Oh and by the way, there are some cool videos on youtube of some twelve string guitarists e.g.

    that guy seems pretty good at 12 string and 6 string
  2. shak

    shak Harrr!

    i dont have one, but been to music shops and had a go at few display ones .. 12 strings arent much different from 6 strings far as 'playing' is concerned .. i only found it tad bit difficult to make bends thats all ..
  3. rohit

    rohit New Member

    that harsh kumar was going to buy an 12-string.
    but he does not come on igt now.
    i also would like to know what are the differences from a 6 string.
  4. zing

    zing Machine Head

    ^ there r duplicates of each string - usually tuned as EE BB GG' DD AA' EE' [where ' is the octave] - th double strings generates more harmonics so its suited for harmony [strumming] rather than melody [lead] - led zep's jimmy page is prolly the most famous 12 string guitar player
  5. mr singh

    mr singh New Member

    maybe i am being a bit premature....
    but i am presuming due to the lack of response, that not many people possess a 12 string guitar. :(
  6. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    ^ Most people here being amateur guitar players would not. 12-strings are most suited for recording studios (for the lush texture they provide).
  7. the_wizard

    the_wizard Omega == God

    Harsh Kumar must be having a 12 string guitar by now.
  8. rohit

    rohit New Member

    i think he was just making a thread.
    he was not going to buy a 12-string.
    if he would have bought it he would have definitely made a thread about his new 12-string.
    btw i saw a givson 12 string in pune shop.will try it out next time i go there.

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