Ah, the 12-string acoustic guitar. There’s nothing like sitting down with a 12-stringed beauty and letting some big, open chords ring out. A staple for guitarists like Jimmy Page, John Denver, and Lead Belly (SRV and Hendrix were known to strum a 12-er too), these grandiose instruments help to fill out the sound for solo performers and rhythm players alike. Here we’ve compiled a handful of some of the best 12-string acoustics on the market.
Guild has announced that the flagship solid-body model in the Newark St. Collection, the S-100 Polara, is now available with Black and White finish options. The S-100 Polara holds its own among the competition, with a slightly offset mahogany body that’s extremely comfortable to play.
Here’s a great quality clip of SRV performing “Pride and Joy” in January of 1990 during his MTV Unplugged taping. Vaughan uses a 12-string Guild, which gives the song a completely different vibe than the original, full band recording. “Pride and Joy” originally appeared on his 1983 Epic Records debut, Texas Flood.
Guild Guitars is pleased to announce the T-50 Slim, the latest addition to its Newark St. Collection. The T-50 Slim is the only non-cutaway model within the series, comprised of a variety of reissued classic Guild electric guitars and basses from the 1950s and Sixties.
Guild continues to build out its Newark St. Collection with new options on popular models. For the first time in decades, guitarists can easily get a hold of a Guild Starfire III, Starfire IV or Starfire V in a sleek, Black finish.
On the heels of Cordoba Music Group’s announcement of their intent to acquire Guild from Fender Musical Instrument Company (FMIC), CMG has now announced that Ren Ferguson will join the company as Vice President of Manufacturing and R&D for Guild.
Cordoba Music Group, manufacturer of Cordoba acoustic guitars, ukuleles and accessories, has announced that it has finalized a letter of intent to purchase the Guild guitar brand and related assets from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced today that it has finalized a letter of intent to sell the Guild guitar brand and related assets to Cordoba Music Group, the manufacturer of Cordoba acoustic guitars, ukuleles and accessories.
I must admit, I might be dragging from some late night fun, but I tried to cover a lot of ground and check out a larger variety of acoustic gear be it guitars, ukes, accessories or other odds and ends.
In celebration of Guild’s 60th anniversary, the company has opened the Guild Custom Shop. The shop’s first offerings include the 60th Anniversary model, the Orpheum Jumbo, Orpheum Mahogany Orchestra, Orpheum Rosewood Orchestra, Orpheum Slope Shoulder 14-fret Rosewood Dreadnought, Orpheum Slope Shoulder 14-Fret Mahogany Dreadnought and Orpheum Slope Shoulder 12-Fret Dreadnought, American Patriarch Artist Award, American Patriarch X-500 Stuart, American Patriarch M-75 Aristocrat guitars.