Review of OM Grand 12 string….so yummy

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    • #3268
      indexless
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    • #3269
      Acoustic Soul
      Participant

      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
      Participant

      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

    • #3272
      Hank
      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 HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

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    • #3276
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      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
      Moderator

      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
      Moderator

      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.

    • #3303
      Hank
      Participant

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

       


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      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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