Sound — 2
It sounds very brash and metallic. The fact that it's never quite in tune gives it a clashy bright harmonic sound. It has a hollowness to it. There is just a general lack of warmth and woodiness. A lack of musicality which makes it very unappealing to play.
Overall Impression — 1
Wish it had been as good as Guilds used to be when they were owned by people who were interested in making guitars rather than profits. I've said all I can say about this guitar, but when I try to submit the review it tells me to type more. Hopefully these last couple of pointless sentences will do the trick.
Reliability & Durability — 2
This guitar was in immaculate condition when I sold it. It was crap on day one so I imagine it'll have no trouble staying that way indefinitely. It was just as annoyingly horrible when I sold it as it was when I made the mistake of buying it. I mean, how do you judge the reliability of a guitar that you despised and didn't want anything to do with.
Action, Fit & Finish — 2
This is a horrible guitar to play. Really tough on the tendons. One of those 12 strings that requires a vicelike grip to play a bar chord. It was a pain to tune. The sort of guitar which you seem to spend more time tuning than playing. A very heavy guitar too, and heavy in a hard to define unbalanced way which made it feel awkward. Just a dog of a guitar. I owned one for about a year or so and I must have played it a handful of times. Was glad to get rid of it.
Features — 6
The GAD G212 12 string Acoustic has a solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, and a mahogany neck. It has a bone nut and saddle, and rosewood fingerboard and bridge. It has no electronics. It has a gloss finish, and looks very attractive. It comes with a hard case. Made in China ( weary sigh).