ZepJunkie
Strataholic
Join date: Sep 2012
222 IQ
#1
I am in the market for a good twelve string, just because i fell in love with my friends and found myself playing ten years gone and over the hills and far away over and over, and it just sounded amazing. I would be willing to spend $300-$400 bucks and preferably used, i like my babies broken in
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
3,265 IQ
#4
You might look for a Seagull 12.

If you care for their sound- as I do- an Ovation 12 might work as well.
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Gingerlocks
Dreadhead
Join date: Oct 2012
1,928 IQ
#5
I have a Walden D552 12 string, and to me it sounds amazing! It's about 250 pounds new.
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
3,265 IQ
#6
Consider looking for a used Breedlove.
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MonsterMetalMus
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Join date: Apr 2011
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#7
You can save yourself a bit of money and get a new Epiphone DR-212. Don't let the price throw you off, the guitar actually plays and sounds amazing. I got one this year for Christmas and I fell in love with it.

Edit: Here's a link so you can check out the specs and reviews etc. Again, don't let the price throw you off.
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ZepJunkie
Strataholic
Join date: Sep 2012
222 IQ
#8
Quote by MonsterMetalMus
You can save yourself a bit of money and get a new Epiphone DR-212. Don't let the price throw you off, the guitar actually plays and sounds amazing. I got one this year for Christmas and I fell in love with it.

Edit: Here's a link so you can check out the specs and reviews etc. Again, don't let the price throw you off.

Wow mahagony body with solid spruce top and a set mahogony neck? For under $200 bucks new? Winner!
randomguy2000
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Join date: Apr 2012
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#9
hey dude, i havent really looked at the epiphone website, but it says select spruce on the mf website.
usually select spruce isn't really solid- it's just a marketing scheme.
I may be wrong, please correct me if so.
Edit: I suggest this: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/yamaha-fg720s-12-string-acoustic-guitar
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Captaincranky
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#10
Quote by MonsterMetalMus
You can save yourself a bit of money and get a new Epiphone DR-212. Don't let the price throw you off, the guitar actually plays and sounds amazing. I got one this year for Christmas and I fell in love with it.
Guitar Player Magazine actually gave this guitar an "Editor's Pick"award, when they reviewed ten 12 strings a few months ago.

The next "commonly taken" step IS the Seagull S-12, but the price for the acoustic only model is about $500.00. These are solid cedar tops, a bit more mellow than spruce. Something to think about with a 12, they trend toward being a bit shrill.

There are also a couple of Yamaha models about $300.00 worth checking out.

Quote by randomguy2000
hey dude, i havent really looked at the epiphone website, but it says select spruce on the mf website.
usually select spruce isn't really solid- it's just a marketing scheme.
I may be wrong, please correct me if so.
At a $170.00 sell, The Epiphone can't be a solid top. "Spruce", or as in this case, "select spruce" is a euphemism for "laminated". If it doesn't say "solid spruce", it's not.

If the Yamaha model is available in AE, (for not too much more money), I'd suggest going that route.

Even playing alone, I like to amp & EQ 12 strings , in order to kill some of the high end, and boost the bass a bit.

Don't get me wrong, "jangle" is cool and all that, just not too much of it while playing unaccompanied...
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