Review: Sierra SS112CE 12-String Guitar

(MSRP $680) I had a blast playing this 12-string guitar. Who would have thought that placing a higher octave above some of the guitar strings would increase the fun of playing? As a bluegrass and country guitar picker, I really found that the Sierra SS112CE provided a refreshing change in the tone of the music I play. If you are providing any back-up rhythm or playing a mixolydian scale, the wall of sound this guitar provides is nothing short of amazing. And there’s a whole mess of tone in this beast. The guitar has a solid Engelmann Spruce top, grained Ash back and sides, and a neck about as thick as a tree trunk. But never once did it feel in the way or clunky. This guitar comes with the Barcus Berry Breeze IV preamp system that is complete with a built-in tuner. SPECS TYPE/SHAPE: Cutaway TOP: Solid Engelmann Spruce BACK: Ash SIDES: Ash BODY BINDING: Mahogany NECK: Mahogany SOUNDHOLE ROSETTE: Wooden inlay PICKGUARD: Tortoise – “Northstar” shape FINGERBOARD: Rosewood FRETS: Nickel/Silver FRET MARKERS: Dots w/ 12th fret “Northstar” inlay BINDING: Mahogany MACHINE HEADS: Diecast Chrome BRIDGE: Rosewood BRIDGE PINS: Black w/White dots END PIN: Chrome/Metal STRAP BUTTON: Chrome/Metal (at heel) ELECTRONICS: Barcus- Berry Breeze IV preamp FINISHES: Natural Gloss  

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