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 short heyday of 1965-1970. The red finish here has faded into something more transparent, quite lovely.

I’m not wild about the full-sized humbucking pickups, though, having fought with and lost to similar humbuckers in a Les Paul 12 I owed until recently.