Review of OM Grand 12 string….so yummy

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    • #3268
      indexless
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    • #3269
      Acoustic Soul
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      Nice, going to listen to that later.  After having an OM Grand for 5 years (which is up for sale now), I can say I bet it would do really well with twelve strings to fill it out.  It has that sound that’s waiting for it, especially italian and rosewood

    • #3271
      bert
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      Thanks for the link, what a great sounding 12er. When I was living in Santa Cruz in the late 70s, I bought a CFM D1218 from the Music Box on Walnut Ave. When it needed a tweak I took it over to Richard, he was to go-to for a lot of people I knew back then. I later sold it and got a 71′ Guild F112, still have it.. Byrds,etc, old school…I know.

      Great memories from those days and what a treat to see the OM Grand 12er, turn turn turn.
      bert


      SCGC VJ, Collings CJ mhA, 89′ Martin 000-16M, Eastman AC630 jumbo & El Rey4 archtop, bottleneck reso.

    • #3272
      zorro
      Participant

      If Y’All had your choice of ANY 12 string model that our Maestro has built….what would it be ?

      After listening to this …..I have wonderful flashbacks to Bob Gibson from the early 1960s….what do I sell to get one???

      Remember “Walk Right In” by the Roof Top Singers ” ?……..Damn suddenly I NEED a 12 string ???


      1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi

      The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

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    • #3276
      Matt Hayden
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      Years ago, Mandolin Bros in Staten Island had an OM 12-string.  It was sublime….just amazing. Lots of note separation and great clarity, less raw jangle than most, very manageable. It reminded me of Ralph Towner’s 12-string jumbo – it was similar to the sound in the link below.

      It was more balanced and more controllable than a dread 12 in my opinion, but that’s IMHO, YMMV.

    • #3285
      tadol
      Participant

      I have to agree entirely with Teja – SC should build more 12 strings!  I was extremely luck to find a used one a while back, and with the wife asking, “Why don’t you have a 12 string?”, it seemed like fate meant me to have it.  I would agree that the OM grand body is one I’d really love to play more of, and I can only imagine that a 12 with that body has to be amazing – but, I’m pretty darn happy with what I have!

    • #3288
      Daniel
      Participant

      Twelve string guitars are special beasties.  Not terribly versatile but brilliant when done well and played well.  My first real acoustic was a 12 string, and I left one in Modesto with a friend when I moved to the UK.

      I think my love of 12 strings is what led me to mandolin family instruments.

      That was a nice review form a veteran reviewer.  🙂

      And I do like Teja’s playing as much as Eric Skye’s.

      Daniel


    • #3299
      tadol
      Participant

      This made me remember the first guitar I bought, as its also maybe the only picture I have from high school –

    • #3302
      bert
      Participant

      Santa Crusin, nostalgia lives, on the R is yours truly on my 74′ D1218 along with my duo buddy on his D18 in late Dec 1977. Me too tad,my first real guitar.


      SCGC VJ, Collings CJ mhA, 89′ Martin 000-16M, Eastman AC630 jumbo & El Rey4 archtop, bottleneck reso.

    • #3303
      zorro
      Participant

      Now these pictures are why I LOVE our forum…thanks Tad and Bert.

       


      1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi

      The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

    • #3307
      haasome
      Participant

      Boy you guys haven’t changed a bit!


      – Paul –

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