#1
okay, I am looking for an acoustic-electric 12-stringer.

I would like an archtop, but those arent too versatile though are they?

Also, if and when I get an acoustic-electric, I will only use it at gigs about 1/2 the time.

So what price range, and brands should I be looking at? Taylors, Yamaha, Martin, whats a good starting point?
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#2
if you use it for gigs half the time you should go either taylor or ovations in my opinion. those two have probably the best plugged in sounds period.
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