Re: ayone play 12 string acoustic?
For a long time, I used to go into music stores and occasionally I'd play around with a 12-string, not knowing too much about them, usually a Martin, Takamine, Ovation, whatever they had -- and I always came away thinking they were damned hard to play. Then once, I tried a Taylor, I think it was the Leo Kottke model (which was not tuned standard) but even despite the strange tuning, it seemed a lot easier to play than the other 12 strings I'd tried. Compared to the others, it played more like a 6-string. For about a year after picking up that Leo Kottke Taylor that day, every time I went into a guitar center, I'd try out the Taylor 12 strings, and the others, and eventually I wound up getting a Taylor jumbo 12 string, I think it's the 355 Jumbo. Anyway, I've never regretted getting that thing, not that I'm any kind of great 12 string player.