Hey guys...thinking of getting a 12 string. Early in the decision making process, but looking at these two:



At a first glance, the garrison seems to be the easy winner since it has solid top, back and sides whereas the maton has only a solid top, but maton is a well known brand and no-one seems to have a negative word to say about them. Garrison on the other hand, i know very little about.

Thoughts, comments and recommendations for other 12 strings in the same price range ($1200 AUD or thereabouts) would be much appreciated :-)

I would buy the Maton from brand loyalty cos I have never played a bad one (even they're low end guitars are good) and I have never heard of Garrison.

But try them both, see which one sounds better and feels better to play and make you decision that way. They both cost the same.