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Which 12 String Electric Guitar Rules The World?

By Edited May 15, 2015 0 0

Which 12 String Electric Guitar Rules The World?

Pros

Rickenbacker 360/twelve is the most famous of such types of guitars, and truly speaking, is the standard guitars with toaster-style pickups, hard tail bridge with 6 saddles, unique space-saving headstock, which compresses every twelve - tuners in the 6 string dimension. Luna Athena is a twelve string guitar with a sleek design with mini-humbucking pickups. The Schecter Stargazer twelve strings have exceptions like having strong body that resembles the shape of the low Rickenbacker 4000, and is equipped with Duncan designed HB-101 pickups. For the people who are budget conscious, there is Dean Boca twelve string guitars which has got a tone with more modern sound.

Cons

Hard to tune twelve strings. Need some practise with them.

Full Review

It is well known that most guitars have 6 strings. For different intentions and goals these 6 strings are fine, though there are moments when guitarists want something more. One solution to this requirement is the twelve string electric guitar. While twelve string acoustic guitars had been well known among guitar players in the early 60s, the 12 string electric guitar was uncommon until companies like Rickenbacker began to develop them.

Clear distinction between the twelve string guitar electric and twelve string acoustic of course is the sound. Because in such a way that the twelve string electric guitars are constructed, they are more apt to withstand the increased tension generated by the additional 6 strings. It is also believed that the twelve string electric guitars give better amplification than the twelve string acoustic guitars because of the way they have been built.

However, what makes the twelve string guitars so unique or different? The simplest answer is to have additional strings. The strings of twelve string guitars are grouped into classes, which means a couple of strings are tuned the same pitch or an octave above. The electric guitar has 6 rows of strings that can be configured in different ways. The usual way to play a twelve string guitar is to use the first 3 classes in common and the last 3 octaves. Beside having to be habituated to the feeling of stopping two strings with the fingers at a time, learning to play a twelve string electric guitars is almost similar to learning your habitual 6 strings.

There would be no use playing twelve string electric guitar, if it played the same sound like 6 strings. These twelve strings guitars sound clear. In general, these guitars have the natural, combined sound for the way the strings are constructed and tuned. Guitar players sometimes explain twelve string guitar as consisting the shade of a choir chimey natural tone, if the pair of string has been tuned a bit off, for example, one string is tuned to 440 Hz and the other string of the pair is tuned to 442 Hz.

Both electric twelve string and acoustic guitars are available. Examples of producer are Luna, Dean, Rickebacker and Schecter. The twelve string electric guitars are more often shaped with a semi-hollow bodies. The center tone block is helpful for the upgrades sustain and the hollow chambers improves the twelve string character. Examples of special electric twelve string guitars are give bellow:

Rickenbacker 360/twelve is the most famous of such types of guitars, and truly speaking, is the standard guitars with toaster-style pickups, hard tail bridge with 6 saddles, unique space-saving headstock, which compresses every twelve - tuners in the 6 string dimension. Luna Athena is a twelve string guitar with a sleek design with mini-humbucking pickups. The Schecter Stargazer twelve strings have exceptions like having strong body that resembles the shape of the low Rickenbacker 4000, and is equipped with Duncan designed HB-101 pickups. For the people who are budget conscious, there is Dean Boca twelve string guitars which has got a tone with more modern sound.

Twelve string electric guitars really provide an distinct dimension of sound. Beatle-esque rhythmic sounds or jazz-rock-style John McLaughlin, the echoing effects of 6 classes of strings offer a fuller sound to any type of music.

In Closing

Twelve string electric guitars really provide an distinct dimension of sound. Beatle-esque rhythmic sounds or jazz-rock-style John McLaughlin, the echoing effects of 6 classes of strings offer a fuller sound to any type of music.

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