10 Acoustic 12-Strings for All Budgets
When you need sparkle, there’s no better place to turn than an acoustic 12-string.
Nothing quite compares to the warm, lush, chorus-y sound of strums and well-articulated arpeggios played on a 12-string acoustic guitar. Whether you’re trying to cut through the mix, fill out your collection, or take it to the stage, this list has something in every price range.
This high-end jumbo has a solid AAA Sitka spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, and scalloped Adirondack spruce bracing, and is available with an optional pickup.
A Venetian cutaway offers upper-fret access on this 12, which features the company’s grand auditorium body, a Sitka spruce top, layered rosewood back and sides, and Expression System 2 electronics.
This jumbo is constructed with a spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, and the company’s high-performance taper neck profile. Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics are included.
Featuring a deep contour Lyrachord body and a pearl oak leaf rosette, this 12 also includes the company’s OCP1K pickups and OP-Pro preamp.
Featuring a locally sourced myrtlewood top and a concerto body style, this acoustic 12 also has a maple neck and LR Baggs EAS VTC electronics.
Inspired by the Gibson classic, this cherry sunburst square-shoulder dreadnought includes the model’s signature pickguard design on a solid Sitka spruce top and includes a Fishman Sonitone pickup system.
This dreadnought is an affordable entry into 12-string acoustics and comes with a solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, plus an onboard preamp.
The chambered body—made of maple and Canadian Laurentian basswood—of this 12 sets it apart, as does the custom Godin transducer and top-mounted preamp.
The sleek rock ’n’ roll looks of this thinline 12 is sure to stand out onstage. Features include Fishman
electronics, a spruce top, and a mahogany body.
The most budget-friendly model on this list still packs a punch, with a solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and scalloped bracing.