- Jan 16, 2020
Just to be clear, there are no acoustic twelve string guitars on the second album. The only twelve string on the album is the Vox Phantom Electric XII used on “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman)” and “Thank You”, so there was definitely no Eko Ranger XII on the album.
Also, the picture you posted with Page and an Eko acoustic twelve string is from a performance of “Tangerine” from the Australian tour in late February of 1972. This was shortly after the fourth album was released, which had no acoustic twelve string either.
Sorry but the sound of "Thank you" is clearly acoustic. I know that because I play that sound pretty well....the rest of your post is pure speculation: the guitar in Ramble on is definitely a dreadnought, anybody who plays "Babe I´m goona leave you" on a dread immediately notice the sound is very different from the record, because Jimmy used a maple Super Jumbo (The J-200).
Also, your statement that in Led Zep IV is false too, as Jimmy Page clearly wrote about Stairway to heaven:
“I had an idea for a piece that was going to involve acoustic 12-strings, a layering of guitars and a 6-string solo,” says Jimmy Page.
In the final version there are 12 strings acoustic and electric tracks, like 6 strings acoustics and electrics.
Finally there is an acoustic 12 strings in "battle of evermore".
Out of curiosity, where do you find all these beliefs that you state as matters of fact?