Closing out Strat Week, and transitioning into 12-String Week, we present a pretty spiffy twelve-string Stratocaster.


Fender has had a 12stg Strat [the Stratocaster XII in Fender terms; they really like the Roman numberals when dealing with any guitar or bass that doesn’t have six or four strings] in production for at least a fat decade, but this Partscaster can boast of having Rickenbacker’s unique string sequencing, placing the standard, thicker strings above the octave-higher strings so that the “regular” note rings before the octave. It does make a difference, you’d be surprised. I’d rather own a Rick than this Strat, though.