#1
i love the sound of 12 strings, and want one really bad.

whats the cheapest and best (i know, dont go hand in hand)

any help or suggestions are appreciated.
Fender MIA Standard Strat
ESP LTD Viper 407
Epiphone SG
Starcaster by Fender(modded with Bill Lawrence l-500-xl)
PEAVEY 6505+ (FJA transistor modd)
Peavey 65 watt transtube studio-112
Marshall 1960AV
Vader 2x12
ISP Decimator
MXR 10 band EQ
#2
How cheap? Price range? Generally, it's not suggested to go really cheap on 12 string guitars because they're more prone to problems since there is a higher amount of tension.
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- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

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#3
id like to keep it under 300-400 if possible.
are samik gary bennett designed ones good?
i found one in good condition with a case for 150
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Fender MIA Standard Strat
ESP LTD Viper 407
Epiphone SG
Starcaster by Fender(modded with Bill Lawrence l-500-xl)
PEAVEY 6505+ (FJA transistor modd)
Peavey 65 watt transtube studio-112
Marshall 1960AV
Vader 2x12
ISP Decimator
MXR 10 band EQ
#4
my dean 12 string was $519,

and it is the best guitar i have ever owned
look into dean
#5
I would be cautious about Dean acoustic guitars. The majority of them are just flash instead of substance. If you're only going to spend $300-400 then I would suggest that you save up till at least $500 or so before considering a 12 string.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

Have an acoustic guitar? Don't let your guitar dry out! Click here.
#6
Go with the samick dollar for dollar they are awesome also look into Jay turser guitars they are also great values for your dollar!
Electric Guitars Samick Torino,Jay Turser warlord, Jay turser jt-xg2( thats a double neck) New york pro Strat copy Acoustics Ibanez pf , new york pro and 3 nylons from the 70's
#8
How about an Epiphone DR-212?

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-DR212-12String-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=518377

It's really cheap, $170, which is much below your 300-400 budget as well.


It's probably not the best, but looking at reviews, it seems almost everyone who tried it likes it.

The DR-212 appears to be the 12 string variant of the DR-100, which is the 6 string Epi that I have. I really love my DR-100 as well!