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Old May 23rd, 2009, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gretsch electric 12 string?

Does gretsch make a electric 12 string? I had a cheap jay turser one at one time but it died. I love the Rickenbacker 12 strings but would end up spending the money on getting a white or silver falcon instead.

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Old May 23rd, 2009, 05:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you checked the Gretsch home site? OK, I will....
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 05:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I checked on the Gretsch Guitar site and only see it as a double necked model. Although they might have made one in the past. Good luck!
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 10:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How about the 12 stringed chets.. (G6122-12) - $2325 @ MF

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Old May 23rd, 2009, 11:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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if I'm not mistaken, Gretsch made a white 12 string for Mike Nesmith of the Monkees. of course, that was way back when the TV show was very popular. I also understand that the guitar was a "Special Order".
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Old May 24th, 2009, 12:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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if I'm not mistaken, Gretsch made a white 12 string for Mike Nesmith of the Monkees. of course, that was way back when the TV show was very popular. I also understand that the guitar was a "Special Order".
You're not mistaken at all, it was a 6075-12.. Sarah has posted more info on the Monkees guitar in the Jam thread.. They were available as a production model from 1966-1970, the 6075 in sunburst, the 6076 in natural. I stumbled across them while looking for a more recent production model for Wulfgang, like the 6122-12 above

They also did a 6020-12 flat top which was a flop, they made 100 and had to spend a lot on them to even get them out of the factory, lots of issues.. and I think that's it.. the rest are on double-necked models as far as I can tell.

Luckily I beat you to the trivia question!
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Old May 24th, 2009, 05:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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what trivia question ?
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Old May 24th, 2009, 05:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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In the "the jam has started!!!" thread, question 2.. I think it's on page 3 or 4.
Was relating to the earliest electric 12 string gretsch & who it was made for
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Old May 24th, 2009, 09:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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My suggestion for a nice electric 12 that won't break the bank.
Fender's Coronado XII. It's a hollow body with dearmond single coil pickups (two of them) a bolt on neck and a great sound. If you can find one, try it out.
I bought one about 12 years ago (a 1967 model) and it has worked beautifully.

They never cost too much because they are not very "fendery" fenders. Probably have more in common with Gretsch than Fender. I got mine for $650.oo and in really great condition for its age.

This is what it sounds like! (through a Dano Spring King and a Fender Champion 600.)


and this is what it looks like:







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Old May 24th, 2009, 10:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi,

Eastwood Guitars puts out two electric 12s that are interesting and live in an accessible price range, but to be honest, when it comes to electric 12 strings, there is nothing that sounds quite like a Rickenbacker.

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Old May 24th, 2009, 10:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Sorry, just a few more since I took them.









Okay, back to Gretsch 12's. I've never actually played one. I was always curious about the Rick 12 that had that funny steel arm that grabbed half the strings so it played like a 6 or 12 string.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 11:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i've never even seen a Gretsch 12-string. if i had my druthers, my electric 12 of choice would be one of the old-school Epiphone Riviera 12s with the mini-hums...i love the sound of the Rickenbacker 12-strings, but it's not a sound that works for what i do.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 05:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Greatch made a nice 12 back in 1967. Ebay?
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Old May 24th, 2009, 06:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hi,

Eastwood Guitars puts out two electric 12s that are interesting and live in an accessible price range, but to be honest, when it comes to electric 12 strings, there is nothing that sounds quite like a Rickenbacker.

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+10000 to that, and that's why I have one
(and not a Fender, a Gretsch, a Danelectro or any of the other electric 12s out there )
..But I think the guy was looking for a Gretsch

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I could never get over those headstocks.. I keep thinking hockey stick
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Old May 24th, 2009, 06:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm with Tara on the headstock, but I think I could get past it for that sound and the stellar looks of the rest of the guitar! Great find JBennett!
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Old May 25th, 2009, 09:49 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Thats a lovely old Fender 12 JBennett!

I'm hooked on Rickenbackers though!
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Old May 25th, 2009, 11:30 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah, I always think Hockey stick too, but I always wanted the solid body Fender Electric XII. Of course those are so expensive I could never afford one. The Coronado has not disappointed me.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 11:35 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Wow, that Eastwood looks like it would fill the bill for a Gretsch 12 string GAS.


It's an acknowledged Country Gent rip-off with fake filtertrons. You could probably drop in some TVJones Filters and have a nice "Gretsch" 12 for 600 dollars.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 09:19 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Rics sound great, but even my small hands are too big for the typical 360/12 neck.

I wish Gretsch would do a 12 string with Dynas. I know they only have 6 polepieces, but that's okay with me. I bet it would sound wicked.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 09:26 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Does any pickup for with 12 poles for 12 strings? I thought they all used standard pickups?
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