‘Tracks': Solo 12-string Guitar Instrumental Live in the Studio on a Martin D12-28

'Tracks': Solo 12-string Guitar Instrumental Live in the Studio on a Martin D12-28

Recorded live at Shirk Music & Sound, Chicago, IL in May 2009. Music and video produced by Steve Shirk. Written and performed by Dave McDowell.

16 thoughts on “‘Tracks': Solo 12-string Guitar Instrumental Live in the Studio on a Martin D12-28

  1. I have 4 12-strings, and I’ve had to have the neck reset on 2 of them. An 86 Ovation and a 76 Gibson B45. The bridge was also coming up on the B45. Now I keep them all tuned down a whole step and capo up on the 2nd fret now. The luthier I take my guitars to recommended this, and he also said that most guitar manufactures recommend it.

  2. If you do that your neck might be pretty funny shaped after a while. That’s really bad idea, you know. I have a 12 string and use standard tuning on it. Hasn’t broken yet and it’s been used pretty much, let me tell you.

  3. I’m certain he knows that and that is about a $2500 Martin so it can handle a lot of stress. The bridge is made out of solid ebony which is very hard.

  4. That’s awesome! Tabs? But one thing is that when you have a 12 without a capo and stuff it can actually pull the bridge off. It happened to one guy I know and I’d hate it to happen to you… If you tune down a whole step and the put a capo on two it helps a lot. Thanks (:

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