The best 12 string acoustic guitar is one that fits your budget, playing style, personality and delivers the rich chorus sound you want. Our range is comprehensive, with acoustic/electric hybrids, hollow body and solid body models in left handed and right handed orientations.
When you’ve mastered the six string and feel capable and confident in your playing ability, investing in a 12-string is a great way to push your creative boundaries. Coupled octave strings can make playing a little more difficult as it requires more force, but the results are rewarding, with a shimmering sound that will enhance your performances. The 12-string acoustic guitar is no stranger to the spotlight, having been in the hands of Tom Petty, Bon Jovi, R.E.M, and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. It’s also responsible for the iconic intro solo of The Eagles’ Hotel California.
It’s easy to fall in love with a 12 string acoustic guitar at first glance, but remember, the action is likely to be high, so you’ll need to press a lot harder for clear notes. Usually players delving into the 12-string world will be capable of hammering down with force.
Decide if you want an amplified sound from your 12 string acoustic guitar, best captured by hybrid models that offer both acoustic and electric sound. If that’s your jam, keep in mind the Gretsch Rancher which gives a lavish tone, or the Takamine models, known for its premium electronics that produce a lush, robust sound. Each one of the options in our range are as impressive to look at as they are to play.
We stock the best value 12 string acoustic guitars from the world’s greatest manufacturers, and the big names you’ll recognise. With that in mind, we have placed a price filter on our website so you can make sure what you choose fits into your budget.
If you’re performing at live gigs or hitting the road with your 12 string acoustic guitar, you’ll need a case to protect it while you’re on the go. We have a range of hard cases and soft gig bags that have pockets and compartments for tucking away picks and capos.
When you purchase your 12 string acoustic guitar in Australia, you may qualify for free shipping within Australia if your order comes to more than $100. When your brand new instrument arrives, it should be as shiny and sensational as it was in-store or in the images you saw online.
If that’s not the case, you can read about our very fair returns policy online. We want you hitting the fretboards sooner rather than later, so the faster you can let us know your guitar was damaged in transit, the better. We’ll work with you to resolve any issue.