Video: 50 Famous Guitar Riffs – On A 12 String

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This next video will demonstrate how some of the most iconic guitar riffs and intros of all time sound like on a 12-string Taylor guitar. Enjoy it in 4k quality on YouTube:

50 Famous Guitar Riffs On A 12-STRING

I played the riffs on my Taylor 150e guitar which I have reviewed here last year. 12 strings are a pleasure and I highly recommend having one if you play a lot of guitar!

The list of songs:

  1. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
  2. Greenday – Time of Your Life
  3. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Road Trippin’
  4. Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
  5. Oasis – Wonderwall
  6. White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
  7. Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing
  8. Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven
  9. Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes
  10. Guns n’ Roses – Sweet Child o’ Mine
  11. The Beatles – Blackbird
  12. Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
  13. Neil Young – Heart of Gold
  14. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
  15. Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
  16. The Eagles – Hotel California
  17. Elton John – Tiny Dancer
  18. U2 – One
  19. Anouk – Michel
  20. Radiohead – High & Dry
  21. Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
  22. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird
  23. Simon & Garfunkel – Sound of Silence
  24. Aerosmith – Walk This Way
  25. Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe
  26. Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
  27. Rolling Stones – Angie
  28. Weezer – Say It Ain’t So
  29. R.E.M – Losing My Religion
  30. Sublime – What I Got
  31. Bill Withers – Lean on Me
  32. The Animals – House of the Rising Sun
  33. Kansas – Dust in the Wind
  34. David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
  35. Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
  36. Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
  37. Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen Cover) – Hallelujah
  38. Pearl Jam – Yellow Ledbetter
  39. Tenacious D – Tribute
  40. Grateful Dead – Ripple
  41. Roy Orbinson – Pretty Woman
  42. Bob Marley – Redemption Song
  43. Dire Straits – Romeo And Juliet
  44. Johnny Cash – Hurt
  45. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
  46. Blink 182 – Adam’s Song
  47. Eddie Vedder – Guaranteed
  48. Steve Miller Band – The Joker
  49. Randy Newman (Toy Story) – You’ve Got a Friend in Me
  50. Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
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Which riff you think sounds best on a 12 string? Tell us in the comments.

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2 comments for “Video: 50 Famous Guitar Riffs – On A 12 String

  1. Mike
    July 20, 2017 at 1:59 AM

    Ummm, some of these tunes were originally played on a 12-string.

    • Alon Cooper
      July 23, 2017 at 5:23 PM

      Yup, never said they weren’t – just gathered a bunch of twelver and non-twelver riffs into one vid.

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