12 String Guitar

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12-string guitars began to become popular in the 1920s and 1930s, being a fundamental part of the folk movement. But it didn’t take long for them to become part of the history of rock and pop, thanks to the fact that many of the great songs of these genres have been composed with this type of guitar. Some examples are Hotel California (The Eagles), Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin) or Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd).

As their name suggests, these guitars have 12 strings, in which the two low pairs are usually tuned one octave apart and the three high pairs in unison. Although there are slight differences depending on who plays and your personal preference.

This type of setup gives you a full and rich sound, producing a natural chorus effect that makes it very attractive, especially for strumming, backing up, or adding thickness to the overall sound of a recording or a live concert.

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