This latest edition of the magazine features;
Joe Bonamassa - Michael Caswell comes face to face with a Blues legend in the making + career profile by Gary Cooper.
Bruce Welch - The man who drove the Shadows! They were the world's biggest guitar band and created a million players. Lee Hodgson meets the inspirational Bruce Welch OBE.
Guthrie Govan – The king of the fretless guitar! Guthrie talks about his fretless Vigier Excalibur and Patrice Vigier explains the birth of this astonishing instrument.
Past Master - Roy Buchanan. He invented the pinched harmonic and was possibly the best ever on a Telecaster. So why have so few heard of Roy Buchanan? Gary Cooper profiles.
The Listening Room - John Stix listens while top players discuss their influences.
Video Gems - John Stix treats us to a lesson from The Allman Bros.
THE QUIET ROOM REVIEWS TECH SESSIONS COMPETITION FEATURES CONTENTS
12-string electric guitars are both rare and an acquired taste. But
when you need a 12-string the first choice has to be a Rickenbacker -
the magical sound behind so many hits. But what are today's Rickys
like? We handed Tom Quayle a brand new 330/12 and watched his
smile grow wider and wider...
t's that definitive
sound - the
12-string - that drove
so many Beatles
hits and, later, gave
The Byrds their
unique jangle. Since the '60s the
Rickenbacker mystique has been
maintained as each generation of
guitar players has discovered the
Ricky 12-string's unique tonality. The
model we were loaned for review,
a brand new 330/12, was clearly a
beautifully built instrument that was
a pleasure to play from the moment I
picked it up.
The Rickenbacker's body is built from
maple with a chambered upper bout
Rickenbacker 330/12 Guitar
giving it a stunning acoustic quality,
accentuated by a lovely carved
‘F-hole’. The design features some
lovely contours and feels balanced
and solid. The set in neck is all
maple with a rosewood fret board, 24
vintage style frets and a very stable
dual truss rod design. The 10” radius,
24 ¾” scale length and slim profile
give the neck a seriously comfortable
feel for long barre chord sessions
or more complex chordal efforts.
Electrics are represented by two
Rickenbacker high output pickups,
complemented by a tone and volume
pot for each. There is a three-way
selector switch giving neck, bridge
and blend combinations of the two
pickups. To finish the picture there is