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 […]
EKO was an Italian manufacturer located in Recanati, Italy. Their products include classical guitars, 12-string guitars, arch top guitars, electric guitars and acoustic bass guitars. EKO guitars gained high popularity during the rock’n’roll craze of 1960s, becoming the largest guitar exporter in Europe. Their electric models were often highly ornamented with pearl, featured 3 or 4 pickups and recognizable “rocker” switches for pickup selection. The acoustic models were popular in country and folk rock bands of the late ’60s.
Eastwood has released a new version of their top-selling Classic 12 guitars in White with Gold hardware. Special price of $499 will remain in place for the next 2 weeks, the price increases to $549 on April 15th, 2012. Custom hardshell case is also available for $99.
Now is the time to add a 12 string guitar to your home studio. Why? Because no electric 12 string guitar is complete without a compressor pedal, and if you order the Eastwood Classic 12 this week, we will include the $69 VALCO Under Pressure Pedal for FREE
The guitar shown here may have nothing to do with the famous comedic radio commercial team Bob and Ray, but half the name is right, and, from at least one point of view, this ca. 1967 Alray 12-string is pretty amusing! And as rare as…well…electric 12-strings!
Yeah, man, that’s why we get into guitars, isn’t it? All of which is evident in this cool Summer o’ Love 1967 Fender Coronado XII Wildwood!
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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