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Friday, January 18, 2008

12-String Shoot-Out

Something I've been meaning to do for a long time is to put Light strings on the LKSM-12 and tune it up to concert pitch. With the Winter finally closing in it seems like the time to do this - so it's done.

The LKSM-12 is a very nice sounding guitar at concert pitch. There is, obviously, a lot more jangle but it also seems more phasey sounding, more like the 12-string sound that everyone is familiar with.

I recorded about 10 minutes of comparisons with the Taylor 355 which is also at concert pitch and uses Light Elixir strings. The strings on the 355 are older than the LKSM-12 strings, but neither set is too new nor too old to make a substantial sound difference, I think.

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