While the 12 string guitar has been around for over a century, its role as a foreground instrument only surfaced in relatively recent rock and roll history. This blog takes a closer look at 12 unforgettable songs that wouldn’t be the same without the leading sounds of a twelve-string guitar! Sure, the instrument was favored by […]
I’ve been playing the electric twelve string guitar professionally for the last 16 years in my band The Carpet Frogs. Guitar players have often complimented me on the tone of my electric 12 string and have asked me how I get that “authentic” sound! For me, it all started with the two Godfathers of the electric 12 string: George Harrison of the Beatles and Roger McGuinn of The Byrds. Obviously, the first ingredient is a great 12 string. The Granddaddy of them all is the Rickenbacker 12 string.
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