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« on: September 10, 2014, 02:24:03 PM »

Recently I've listened to a best of Pete Seeger and I fell in love with the sound of his 12 strings. I found out that martin reissued the model, the J12-60. I just wanted to know if anyone had  tried one  of these or some other 12 strings with bigger strings (6th string C) that are worth talking about.
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 01:19:39 AM »

I did get to try a Pete Seeger Martin signature model baritone 12 which sounded amazing with such a rich deep voice, but my hands are too small to comfortably play the long scale for any significant length of time.
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 03:17:55 AM »

The Taylor LKSM (Leo Kottke Signature Model) is specifically designed for heavy gauge strings in is typically tuned C#-C# (3 semi-tones down from standard). Pete is good but Leo is GOD when it comes to 12 strings.

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 04:17:38 PM »

Thanks for the accurate information, about Pete signature, I don't believe I 'll
have a chance to play one in a near future.
The taylor LKSM seems to be a well built instrument  at a more  reasonable.
price then the Martin, the sound is also really clean.
Wow Leo Kottke is something else, now I see why he has his own signature guitar
Thanks for sharing.
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