Category: guitar

Reverb Madness and 12-String Week Finale

Finally, here’s my 12-string electric: An Eastwood Nashville 12, which I … didn’t get off Reverb.com: I love the idea behind Eastwood Guitars: strolling through the guitar-industry graveyard to find and breathe life into models that died too soon,...

Reverb Madness, 12-String Week Day Six: Archtops

Not quite coming full circle, more like an overzealous G, but: I love the idea of an archtop 12 string. Good luck finding one, then one that a working stiff can afford, though. Here’s a stunningly beautiful Benedetto 12-string...

Reverb Madness, 12-String Week Day Five: Rickenbacker

Here it is, the big kahuna, ichiban number one 12-string electric guitar of our times: The Rickenbacker 360/12V64 aka the George Harrison model. Most 360-12 V64’s are finished in the same auburn sunburst color that George’s first Rick had,...

Reverb Madness, 12-String Week Day Four: Gibson

Like its poor relation, Gibson got into the 12-string guitar field by making their 335 model a double-six. They’re remarkably popular and easy to find, considering they don’t have the star player power of a Rickenbacker and had a...

Reverb Madness, 12-String Week Day Three: Dobro

They’re surprisingly hard to find, but there are National/Dobro roundneck resonator guitars out there. I really still want to try one, but I imagine the instrument’s Dobro-ness will just emphasize the problematic aspects of the 12 string guitar, boomy...

Reverb Madness, 12-String Week Day Two: Epiphone

During my Epiphone Les Paul hoarding, I always had an eye out for their irregularly available Riviera 12-string model, but never found a good one. [I bought an Eastwood Nashville 12stg instead, and it is radness incarnate.] I like...