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; firstname.lastname@example.org), 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)
leo kotke -quite a star on 12 string..
leo kotke -deep river blues
leo kotke medley
The driving of the Year Nail -some nice harmonics from leo kotke
last one from leo kotke – pamela brown
and what about finishing with a bit of Hendrix 12 string -hear my train a comin…
~ by Ray Harris on December 25, 2012.