Best 12 String Acoustic Guitars

Best 12 String Acoustic Guitars

Have you been looking for the best 12-string acoustic guitars? Here's a great selection of instruments you may want to check out at your local guitar store.

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Dean Exotica

If you like your guitars to really stand out, you'll dig Dean Exotica. This guitar features a flamed maple top, back and sides with a faded tiger eye finish. When combined with a sharply slanted bridge and an abalone soundhole inlay, this creates a visually appealing instrument.

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Yamaha LL16-12

Nothing in the world sounds like a 12 string guitar. This article will introduce you to some of the best, like this beautiful Yamaha 12 string, which is a classic jumbo sized guitar with simple, timeless stylings. The back and sides are solid rosewood and the top is solid Engelmann spruce.

The neck is a 3-ply mahogany/padauk creation that is strong enough to support the 12 strings and still feels natural.

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Fender CD-160SE

The Fender CD-160SE is an affordable 12 string that is ready to hit the stage right out of the box.

This guitar features a solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and built in Fishman Aero electronics. A built in tuner will ensure that you are always on pitch.

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Takamine EG523SC12

Another beauty is the Takamine EG523SC12, a guitar with a solid spruce top and a huge soundhole to really throw the tone around.

This guitar features some fantastic aesthetic touches like the Gibson-esque pickguard, flamed maple back and sides as well as an abalone rosette. A cut away body shape and onboard active electronics and EQ make this jumbo ready to hit the road.

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Luna Trinity

Another guitar that really takes a chance visually is the Luna Trinity.

The knot work soundhole is carved out of rosewood and mother of pearl and is set in the middle of a solid spruce top. Rosewood back and sides, a mahogany neck and moon phase mother of pearl inlays round out the stunning look of this guitar.

The instrument also features an Orion preamp/tuner under the hood so it has plenty of versatility.

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RainSong WS3000

One 12 string on the market that is really on the cutting edge is the RainSong WS3000.

This guitar features an all graphite body; there is no wood on the body of this guitar or in the neck. What this means is that this guitar, even as a 12 string, needs no internal bracing because of the strength of the graphite. The result is a rock solid guitar with a complex sound like you've never heard before.

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Breedlove Focus Jumbo

This guitar is considered the apex of Breedlove's line of fantastic guitars. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides, a solid spruce top and Breedlove's proprietary bracing system make for rich, complex, tones.

This guitar also features L.R. Baggs dual element electronics for precise stage sound.

If you like these great 12 string acoustic guitars, you may also want to check out some fabulous six string acoustic guitars.

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Best 12 String Acoustic Guitars