Welcome to the 12-String Bass Encyclopedia!

Hello everybody, and welcome!

We’re starting this new site just as we started the original one - a small number of pages at first, then growing constantly. There were 35 pages when this site was started in 2003; some pages included only a single image, but that grew to nearly 400 pages and thousands of photos. This site will be much bigger. The original site did a good job at presenting the “meat and potatoes” about the 12-string bass. With this site we’re going to add some spices and gravy - behind-the-scenes stories, gossip, opinions, maybe even some scandalous libel and slander. All in good fun, of course. That’s why we are calling this the “Encyclopedia” of the 12-string bass - our goal is to include everything you could ever possibly want to know about this amazing and challenging instrument, including all the weird little tangents, nooks and crannies we have discovered along the way.

Rather than rehashing a bunch of things many of you have already seen, the focus for today is on new stuff. The majority of the content on the site now was not included on the original site, and some has never been published before. We’ll add in all the basses and other content as we go. I’ve added a ‘Site Updates’ page in the Appendix section so you can see what we have recently added.

As always, we encourage you to join in the fun! Send us your 12-string bass photos and information. Have you done any recording with your 12? We’ll include you in the Discography. Have any great 12ver stories? Send ‘em in! Sharing information benefits everyone.

Rock on!

Surf

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Commemorative coin that was issued in Thailand for this site’s 5th Anniversary. You believe this is real, don’t you?

Commemorative coin that was issued in Thailand for this site’s 5th Anniversary. You believe this is real, don’t you?

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