Playing the twelve string guitar (3)


I have written a couple of posts about playing the twelve string guitar -here are a few links to some recent players -more to come….

Pete Seeger is known for rejuvenating the interest in 12 string guitar.

The bells of Rhymney (Australia 1963)

(technical note: Pete Seeger’s 12-string guitar, built by Bruce A. Taylor (219 Godfrey Rd. E., Weston, CT 06883-1405; corbtaylor@aol.com), is based on instruments that U.K. luthier/engineer Stanley Francis made for Seeger starting in the ’50s using a distinctive triangular soundhole and bracing design and a long (nearly 28-inch) scale. All of those guitars eventually collapsed, so Taylor strengthened the bracing in his adaptation. These days, Seeger uses the 12-string mainly for song leading; at home, he plays a Vicente Tatay nylon-string given to him in the late ’40s. From Acoustic Guitar)

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leo kotke   -quite a star on 12 string..

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leo kotke -deep  river blues

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leo kotke

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leo kotke medley

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The driving of the Year Nail -some nice harmonics from leo kotke

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last one from leo kotke – pamela brown

and what about finishing with a bit of Hendrix 12 string -hear my train a comin…

hendrix12

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~ by Ray Harris on December 25, 2012.

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