12-string guitar in jazz

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Peter McFerrin, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. I am infatuated with the sound of 12-string guitar but don't hear it much in a jazz or jazz-leaning context, other than in the work of Ralph Towner (including Oregon) and Pat Metheny. I know Pat Martino made an album on 12-string in the late '60s (Desperado or something like that), but where else has it been used?
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...have you checked out Black Oak Arkansas?


    Actually, the very 1st "Jazz" album I bought with my own money was George Benson's Bad Benson...he's seen playing a 12-string Guild on the cover(not sure/don't think he used it on this record).

    Personally, I'm not a big fan of the 12-string.