The Double Cat 12 doesn’t lack resonant sustain and the chosen pickups keep things clean and clear. The DP-90 is punchy, and although ’buckers aren’t always ideal for 12-string chores, Duesenberg’s design is crisp and Ricky-like. All of the options deliver plenty of desirable ringing chime and clang, including an unofficial fourth position found on the switch, while usefully gradual pots further extend aural versatility.
Pros: Playability; sounds.
Cons: Tuner confusing; six-saddle bridge.
Verdict: A less-expensive Ricky equivalent with bags of character.