#1
alright im getting a 12 string boxing day but i dont no if i should get an electic or an acoustic also some good brands and models?
#2
I think an acoustic would be better, IMHO. Whats your budget, and what music do you like?
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#3
budgets not really amajor problem but nothing fancy preferably under 1 grand if possible but if not i can save up. and uhh i wanna do some metal ballads with it and some live stuff.
#4
Well then electric. PRS has a 12 string. Could always go for the double neck Epi SG for lolz.
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#5
Quote by jedke
alright im getting a 12 string boxing day but i dont no if i should get an electic or an acoustic also some good brands and models?
Are you already an acoustic player? Because it's a huge jump in strength required and difficulty in fingering from a 6 string electric light set to an acoustic 12. So you pretty much have to "keep in shape" to play a 12.

Electric 12 string sets have a .042 E-6, while acoustic 12s have either .053 (light), 0r .047 (extra light) E-6.

I think you should put some more thought into what you're going to do with the guitar before you decide.

Carvin has two A-E models: http://www.carvinguitars.com/customshop/aetwelve.php

I have no experience with them, nor do I know anyone who does. They do look really nifty, and a stripped standard model would be within your budget. As you would expect the guitars Carvin is showing, are pretty well tricked out. They also have a solid body 12.

Ibanez offers several 12 string acoustic electrics. Some people rip the sound of Ibanez acoustics when unplugged, but amped up, they're a whole different animal. They're in the $400.00 or so price range.
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#6
Honestly, an acoustic 12 string sounds so beautiful that you would never go back to an electric 12 string.
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#7
Quote by omidmash
Honestly, an acoustic 12 string sounds so beautiful that you would never go back to an electric 12 string.

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it really depends what kind of thing you want, it's not as if an electric 12-string and an acoustic 12-string are the same thing. acoustic 12-strings have a huge, rich sound, electrics are generally have more of a chime in the sound, but really the differences are very much like the differences between a regular acoustic or electric guitar.
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#8
See thats the thing the acoustics are so beautiful. i was thinking double necks anyone know any brands cheap but decent? and string gauge shant be a problem i play with 11s on my electric like the sound.
#9
Epiphone one.

But seriously, Maton 12 String win.
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