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  • tailsawaggin

    September 1, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    A 12 string can be a wonderful thing. My first one, a Yamaha dreadnought with a spruce top and laminated back and body, I bought less than six months into my guitar journey, and after a few weeks, I didn’t love it. I thought it sounded twizzly and zingy and didn’t have a lot of body to its sound. It also felt a little bitey on the high strings, and changing strings didn’t get me where I wanted to be. Then I happened across a 2014 or so Guild D-125-12 on the local Craigslist, and it was worlds different. All solid mahogany with a dark, rich voice, and very easy on the hands. It was easier to fret than my GS Mini, so I sold the Mini and bought the 6 string version of my twelve string. Same great sound, nice slender easy neck, and great action. That Guild is now my main guitar . . . even though I own two smaller ones, the big one is just easier to play, and I’m not a big guy.

    In any event, taste in guitars is personal like so many other things, so the things that turn me on about my instruments might be negatives for you. It’s worth getting some play time on a few that fit your budget, and then deciding from there what works best for your preferences. If you play it and get to know it and still love it, then it’s right.