There are a variety of 12 string guitars with different sounds, tones, designs, etc. But if you are looking for one, which is the best for you in sound quality, and design? This article will do its best to help you figure out what kind of 12 string, you’re looking for.
#1 Eastwood Classic 12
Due to the amazing sound of the Gretsch Country Gentleman, it aims to replicate the 60’s sound. It’s bound in a laminated maple, F-Holes, Rosewood fingerboard, with bound maple neck.
It’s equipped with 2 EW- Retro Humbuckers, a 3 way switch, a tune-o-matic bridge, and 2 volume and 1 tone controls.
It comes in multiple colors of you’re choosing.
The link for The Eastwood Classic 12: https://eastwoodguitars.com/products/classic-12
#2 Epiphone Acoustic Songmaker DR-212
Because of being intended for players on a budget, This acoustic was designed great playing even with its affordable price. It produces a big and strong sound. Made with mahogany, with the top being spruce, with a natural finish.
It’s also specifically designed to prevents the 12 string stress to negatively affect the guitar while also giving it amazing tone.
It’s been used in many genres like rock, country, blues and folk.
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#3 Harley Benton RB-612 CS
Because of the popularity of Rickenbacker’s throughout the years, it was designed with a 60’s theme in mind. From bands like The Byrds and The Beatles, it delivers an amazing range of tone and versatility.
It’s was built in a semi hollow design, with a Saplee body and maple neck. It’s equipped with 2 Artec Classic mini Humbuckers, 2 volume and tone knobs. A 3 way toggle switch and a tune-o-matic bridge, with a cherry sunburst High gloss finish.
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#4 Epiphone Hummingbird 12-String Aged Cherry Sunburst
Due to it being inspired by Gibson’s Iconic 12 string design, it produces a bright hand vibrant sound. Making it a must have for many players looking for a classic folkish sound.
It was made of Solid Mahogany, with a mahogany neck. It’s also includes the Hummingbird Pick-guard that many recognize
The Link for Hummingbird 12 String: https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Acoustic-Guitar/EPIYSN794/Aged-Cherry-Sunburst-Gloss
#5 Rickenbacker 360/12
Price: May vary
When it comes to vintage tone, this guitar is a prime example of it. This guitar was developed by Rickenbacker at the height of the British Invasion. By the late 60’s, bands like The Beach Boys, The Who and The Byrds, we’re using it in many recordings.
It has a maple body, with a maple neck and rosewood fretboards. Equipped with high gain pick ups, third position selector switch, Two volume and tone knobs, as well as a mixer knob.
It’s available on major guitar websites and stores.
#6 Martin D-X2E 12 String
When you ask guitarists about the best acoustic guitar makers, they’ll think of Martin Guitars. From its material and sound, it’s been admired by many.
When the acoustic guitar is plugged in into an amplifier, it produces a rich and fine sound. But when it’s unplugged, it produces a warm and mellow sound.
It’s top is made of Spruce, with pressure laminate in the sides. With select hardwood for the neck, bridge, and fingerboard with Pearl dot inlays.
It’s also equipped with Fishman MX electronics, Compensated TUSQ saddle for tone, and X bracing for tonal balance and enhanced projection.
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