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Heaviest gauge strings on D12-28?

Having been a bit bored, I've down tuned my D12-28 from D to D.So it got me to thinking, what is the heaviest gauge anyone has stuck on their Martin 12 string, what tuning did you use, how many pieces...

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Steve Millers Grand J12-40E Special for sale.

Came across site selling some of Steve Millers guitars including his Martin Grand J12-40E Special. Asking...

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1974 d12-18

There's an original lefty d12-18 on eBay. I'm not really looking for a guitar, but an original lefty 12 string is very appealing. The guitar has a replace bridge and bridge plate along with a neck...

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If 6 Were 12 - Fraulini Angelina

Here's a rough cut of a tune of mine that will be on an upcoming album. I originally wrote this years ago for the six string but have recently been enjoying it on the 12.. With a bit more rearranging...

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D12-35 neck wanted

Wanted, a straight D-12-35 slothead neck to restore a 1966 D-12-35.

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12 String Topic over in Technical

I just posted a thread over in Technical that might be of interest to some of you over here in the twelve string cafe.

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D12-35 Headstock

There is a '69 D12-35 for sale locally (in L.A.). I looked at the images and see something weird. This was not identified in the description. Looks like damage at the B strings tuners. Look at the...

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Guild D-125-12 has arrived...pickup added...

Visit the As-Is section of Elderly at your own risk...read my 12-string tale of woe below...And here's a link to the photo album on Photobucket...I was looking for a recipient for a Fishman Presys...

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Replacement tuners?

Hi folks: I would like to replace the tuners on my 12 string guitar. It has six individual enclosed tuners per side. I would like to replace with six on a plate / strip open back tuners. The guitar is...

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Here's one you don't see every day.

or ever before in my case. It's a 20's Schireson Bros. Any info on this guitar?   http://www.ebay.com/itm/112332012864?ul_noapp=true

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Back in the 12 string fold

I haven't owned a 12 string since 1972. It was some kinda Yamaha dreadnought. Not wanting to spend too much, yet get something that carried a good report. I got a Seagull Coastline S12. It arrived...

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Early '70's D-12-35

What's the scoop on these guitars? The particular one I have in mind [but have not yet seen in person] is a twelve fret slotted headstock, and appears to be in very good condition. What is the nut...

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Cordoba-Guild F-512/412 update.

I emailed Cordoba-Guild last week and asked, 1- What is the expected release date for the Guild F-512 and, 2- will Cordoba-Guild also be building the maple F-412 with unbraced arch back? Here is the...

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Rickenbacker 12-string acoustic anyone?

Does anyone own or played one of these? Very unique headstock with a combination of paddle and slot-head. Rickenbacker also run the 'primary' strings above the 'octaves' which I'd love to try one...

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Gibson Super 400 12 String???

Has any one got a pic of David Crosby playing this guitar??  I think it was from his late-Byrds, or Early CSN period.  I have seen one in sunburst, but it was listed as a "one of a kind" and I saw a...

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Finally got a Martin D12-28!

I've used several different Taylor 12-strings over the years.  They play great, but ultimately they left me a little cold.  After auditioning a few Guilds and Martins, I decided to pull the trigger on...

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Gibson B45-12

I know with Gibson that there are no absolutes, but is anyone familiar with any early '60's slope shouldered B45-12's coming from the factory with BOTH a pin bridge and a tailpiece? There's one I'm...

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Martin D-12 28 and Guild F-512

Hello, has anyone played both? What were your impressions, pros & cons, etc. I'm looking for a 12 string. I don't want a too jangly sounding 12 string. I like good balance but also strong bass....

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1975 Guild G212

Newly-acquired here in the UK. According to Hans Moust's excellent Guild Guitar Book (1995), p.132, this model, along with the rosewood G312, was introduced in 1974.  Both were discontinued in 1983....

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What was / were the first 12 string models Martin offered and when?

The answer may lie here somewhere, but have been unable to find it here or on the Internet.  Not looking hard enough? ​I know of the 18s, 20s and 35's from the 60's (I think).  I believe the D12-28...

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