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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