Recently I got hold of a wonderful T. Haruo model T-80 12 string guitar. These rare, high quality instruments were “handcrafted” at the Terada factory in Kanie Japan for only about 8 years in the 1970s. Production stopped in 1982. Players lucky enough to own one generally prize them highly. The T-80 was at the high end of the model catalog, which began with model T-10. I intentionally leave the first two strings undoubled; I think this creates a slightly unusual sound. This is the guitar used in the live recordings posted on the PickleweedPaul Live page.
A 1979 Takamiene F-400 12-string guitar, a good middle grade instrument, was used in the studio recordings presently posted on the Listen page.
I also tinker now & then on a Saga 5 string banjo.
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