Ovation 12 String Guitars for Sale – Why Play Twelve String?
If you want to get a richer, more ringing sound, a twelve-string guitar is your instrument of choice. The twelve strings are arranged in six courses, and produce natural but additional effects unattainable with the regular six-string guitar. One benefit you will reap with this guitar is that it offers a very rich, bright, and almost orchestral sound. A twelve-string guitar is more suited for accompaniment due to the difficulty it presents in bending of notes, a musical feature mainly used in major musical parts.
The popularity of the twelve string guitar was increased by alternative rock guitarists in famous bands such as Guns N’ Roses, and The Cure in the 80s. However, its use had been witnessed in the progressive rock of the seventies. It is possible to create a twelve-string guitar effect with a six string guitar but care should be exercised to avoid damage to the guitar. The best option is to buy a 12-string guitar, which naturally fulfills the purpose.
The guitar requires more skill and precision as the strings are closer together, unless when strumming the chords. It is easier to play with a pick but there are people who famous for masterfully playing it with the fingertip. An acoustic or electric 12-string guitar is suited for fuller notes and fast plucking to produce high notes of up to octave G. 12 string guitars come with greater structural reinforcement, because of the force of the twelve strings, which make them prone to warping over time. Truss rods are used to prevent this from happening.
Everybody is Looking for 12 String Guitars for Sale
A 12-string guitar is perfect for those who want to achieve a wider range in tone. The 12-string guitar creates both chorus and ringing effects, which add an extra richness to the composition. Both of these effects, however, are better created where the notes are sustained for a longer period of time. The 12 strings have approximately the same timbre and their interference produce a beat that is very appealing to listeners.
Twelve string guitars are available in both the acoustic version and the electric version. Many of them are double neck and are difficult to play with finger picking style, but there are performers such as Guthrie Thomas, who had mastered the art.
The twelve string guitar has been played by many famous rock musicians such as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bon Jovi, The Who, Ozzy Osborne, The Rolling Stones, and The Cure among countless others. No wonder why people are still looking for the 12 string guitars for sale right now.
For richer, brighter tones, you should buy an acoustic guitar, which is available in both the acoustic and the electric versions. Pick one of the 12 string guitars for sale now and you’ll be amazed by the wonderful tone which it produces.