This was one of my first promotional photos. I
bought that oversized Guild 12-string in 1972,
but I'd guess that this photo was taken maybe
five years later. The guitar, which I wound up
using mainly as a six-string  -- for a variety of
reasons -- got really battered over the years,
with a nice assortment of scratches, gouges,
and even a crack or two. I'd stopped using it;
then in early 2008 my friend Tom Smith, who
is not only a great guitar player but also makes
and repairs guitars, fixed it up pretty much like
new. (Actually, even better than new... he made
it into a cutaway!) In case you were wondering,
that's Franz Liszt in my guitar case.