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how to string a 12 string

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Just wondering but do all of the thicker strings go on the bottom of the pairs of two?

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Here's a nice picture that will show you how to string one

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The thinnest string of the pair should be closest to you, so that you strike it first when making a downstroke.

We've a nice article about 12 strings here on the Guitar Column page called Double Your Pleasure, if you're interested in further reading.