My favorite sound in music is the unmistakable jangle of the 12-string guitar electric. Think The Byrds, Tom Petty or REM.. For years I’ve dreamed of owning a 12-string Rickenbacker, but without an extra $2500 to toss around, that was out of the question. But as of today I’m the proud owner of a beautiful and very affordable Dean 12-String. Now I can sit and jangle to my hearts delight.
Speaking of that remarkable 12-string jangle, here’s some of my favorite 12-string songs (in no particular order):
Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
Mr. Tambourine Man – The Byrds
Drunken Angel – Lucinda Williams
Carry Me Ohio – Sun Kil Moon
And Your Bird Can Sing – The Beatles
Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
Bright Side – Pernice Brothers
Ain’t That Enough – Teenage Fanclub
Stroke It Noel – Big Star
The Ballad of El Goodo – Big Star
Evie’s Tears – Freedy Johnston
Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
Do You Believe In Magic – Lovin’ Spoonful
Sitting Still – R.E.M.
Maps And Legends – R.E.M.
Jenny & The Ess-Dog – Stephen Malkmus