Have you heard there’s a 12-string guitar Taylor offers?
You’re right. There is -- or “are”, actually.
Taylor Sells a Series of 12-String Acoustic Guitars and an acoustic/electric model.
Which would you like?
For Taylor, the 12-string guitar is part of its history -- and an important part of its current lineup, too.
The company has been making 12-strings since the late 1970s. That’s a long time for a company that was only founded in 1974.
Today’s acoustic 12-string guitar Taylor models are based on the company’s popular GA body style and have model numbers GA3-12 through GA8-12.
Don’t let the boring and unwieldy model numbers make you think these are boring guitars, though.
They’re beautifully crafted instruments available in the company’s popular wood choices, including sapele, ovangkol, maple and rosewood.
A Leo Kottke Signature Model -- the LKSM, of course -- rounds out the acoustic range.
The Taylor 12-string acoustic/electric model is similar to its six-string brothers in just about every way possible, including its use of the company’s highly-rated proprietary Taylor Expression pickup system.
Taylor claims this model is easy to play for guitarists who usually use six-stringers while still being versatile enough to accommodate 12-string enthusiasts.
No one is arguing.
Reviewers Can’t Say Enough Good Things About it.
It also lives up to Taylor’s assertion that it’s easy to hold and stays in tune.
Taylor makes high-quality, dependable and beautiful instruments, and their 12-string offerings are no different.
Guitars with 12-strings are popular with some players because of the unique sound they offer.
Simply put, it’s a natural chorus effect.
The 12 strings are grouped into six courses, and the instrument is played like a regular six-string guitar.
But because there are very subtle differences in the pitch of the grouped strings, the two strings have slightly different sounds that converge into one that’s different from anything that can be produced by only a single string.
If so, stay with the simple version: It’s a natural chorus effect that some players think is better than anything you can get electronically.
The effect is sometimes referred to as shimmering.
As a note is held -- like for a long chord -- the effect become more and more pronounced.
A special kind of player who wants a special kind of sound is the type that goes looking for a 12-string guitar.
The acoustic series and the acoustic/electric 12 string guitar Taylor offers are highly-rated, well-liked and amazing sounding instruments.
If you think you’re up to the challenge of a 12-string, Taylor’s models are up to it, too.
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