According to Sonic Youth's [website](http://www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/gtr76.html), Lee Ranaldo used a Fender Electric XII: "Used by Lee: 2000-2009 2000 -- CGCCGA#/C (Free City Rhymes, Renegade Princess) 2001 -- CGCCGA#/C (Free City Rhymes, Renegade Princess) 2003 -- EG#EG#EG# (Expressway) 2004 -- EG#EG#EG# (Paper Cup Exit, PCH, Expressway) 2005 -- EG#EG#EG# (Paper Cup Exit, PCH, Expressway) 2006 -- EG#EG#EG# (PCH, Expressway) ? 2007 -- EG#EG#EG# (Expressway) ? 2008 -- EG#EG#EG# (Expressway) ? 2009 -- EG#EG#EG# (Expressway, PCH) NOTES: Purchased as a replacement for the Fender 12 stolen in July 1999. Strung up with 10 strings instead of 12 -- the bottom 2 weren't doubled up. Replaced by the Deimel 12-string in 2006, Lee seems to have returned to the Fender. Not sure specifically when the transition occurred. Sunburst body 12-string neck 3 jazz-style pickups Rosewood fretboard Tortoise shell pickguard 1 toggle switch 2 knobs Tuning written on tape on body. Listed as "12ST" on 2000 set lists. Listed as "Fender 12" on 2004 sets."more
This a video of Caravan, led by Pye Hastings, performing on 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' in 1973 on the BBC. He can be seen using the Fender XII, starting from 0:25 in the video. It is important to note that the inside of the album 'For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night' also shows Pye with the instrument and that he used it for recording some of the tracks on the album. It has been said that when Pye asked Terry King (Caravan's Manager) for a Fender Strat, he replied "Why do you need another Fender guitar? You already have one.". Pye explained that he wanted a 6-string guitar too, and Terry advised him to remove six strings from his original Fender XII, which he did.more
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