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            Best 12 String Acoustic Guitars in 2023

            Here you'll find the best 12 string acoustic guitars.

            We've found exactly 20 guitars like this in production this year. You can see them all by clicking on 'Load More' at the end of this list. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

            1. Gibson J-45 Standard 12-String

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            Gibson J-45 Standard 12-String
            Playability 82
            Sound 89
            Build quality 94
            Value for money 73
            Overall Score 88
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            • From Gibson's 2021 Modern Acoustic series
            • Made in United States
            • 12 strings
            • 24.75"'' scale
            • 12" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Sitka Spruce top
            • Solid Mahogany back
            • Solid Mahogany sides
            • Mahogany neck
            • Indian Rosewood fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs VTC (Preamp/Active)
            • Reverse Belly, Rosewood bridge
            • Acoustic Slim Taper Set neck
            • 20 Medium frets
            • Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners
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            Strengths & Weaknesses
            Gibson J-45 Standard 12-String
            • Made in United States
            • Expensive Wood
            • Bone Nut
            • Top Brand Pickups
            • Electronics
            • Ivory Tusq Saddle
            • Solid Top Wood
            • Solid Side Wood
            • Solid Back Wood
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

            2. Martin Grand J-16E 12 String

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            Martin Grand J-16E 12 String
            Playability 82
            Sound 89
            Build quality 88
            Value for money 76
            Overall Score 86
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            • From Martin's 2021 16-17 series
            • Made in United States
            • 12 strings
            • 25.4"'' scale
            • 16" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Spruce top
            • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
            • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
            • Select Hardwood neck
            • Ebony fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: Fishman Matrix VT Enhance NT2 (Preamp/Active)
            • Ebony bridge
            • Acoustic 12 String Set neck
            • 20 Medium frets
            • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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            Martin Grand J-16E 12 String
            • Made in United States
            • Expensive Wood
            • Bone Nut
            • Top Brand Pickups
            • Electronics
            • Ivory Tusq Saddle
            • Solid Top Wood
            • Solid Side Wood
            • Solid Back Wood
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

            3. Martin HD12-28

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            Martin HD12-28
            Playability 82
            Sound 89
            Build quality 90
            Value for money 72
            Overall Score 87
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            • From Martin's 1931 Standard series
            • Made in United States
            • 12 strings
            • 24.9"'' scale
            • 16" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Spruce top
            • Solid East Indian Rosewood back
            • Solid East Indian Rosewood sides
            • Select Hardwood neck
            • Ebony fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: Fishman (Preamp/Active)
            • Ebony bridge
            • Acoustic Performing Artist Set neck
            • 20 Medium frets
            • Chrome Enclosed Gear tuners
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            Martin HD12-28
            • Made in United States
            • Expensive Wood
            • Bone Nut
            • Top Brand Pickups
            • Electronics
            • Compensated Saddle
            • Solid Top Wood
            • Solid Side Wood
            • Solid Back Wood
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

            4. Taylor 250ce-BLK DLX

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            Taylor 250ce-BLK DLX
            Playability 82
            Sound 81
            Build quality 84
            Value for money 77
            Overall Score 82
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            • From Taylor's 2019 200 series
            • Made in Mexico
            • 12 strings
            • 25.5"'' scale
            • 15" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Lutz Spruce top
            • Solid Maple back
            • Solid Maple sides
            • Hard Rock Maple neck
            • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
            • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
            • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
            • 20 Medium frets
            • Satin Black tuners
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            Taylor 250ce-BLK DLX
            • Expensive Wood
            • Ivory Tusq Nut
            • Electronics
            • Synthetic Bone Saddle
            • Solid Top Wood
            • Solid Side Wood
            • Solid Back Wood
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • Made in Mexico
            • No Top Brand Pickups
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

            5. Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce

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            Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce
            Playability 78
            Sound 78
            Build quality 94
            Value for money 68
            Overall Score 83
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            • From Taylor's 2020 600 series
            • Made in United States
            • 12 strings
            • 24.9"'' scale
            • 15" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Sitka Spruce top
            • Solid Maple back
            • Solid Maple sides
            • Hard Rock Maple neck
            • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
            • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
            • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
            • 18 Medium frets
            • Gotoh tuners
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            Strengths & Weaknesses
            Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce
            • Made in United States
            • Expensive Wood
            • Ivory Tusq Nut
            • Electronics
            • Synthetic Bone Saddle
            • Solid Top Wood
            • Solid Side Wood
            • Solid Back Wood
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • No Top Brand Pickups
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

            6. Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce WHB

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            Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce WHB
            Playability 78
            Sound 78
            Build quality 94
            Value for money 68
            Overall Score 83
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            • From Taylor's 2020 600 series
            • Made in United States
            • 12 strings
            • 24.9"'' scale
            • 15" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Sitka Spruce top
            • Solid Maple back
            • Solid Maple sides
            • Hard Rock Maple neck
            • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
            • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
            • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
            • 18 Medium frets
            • Gotoh tuners
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            Strengths & Weaknesses
            Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce WHB
            • Made in United States
            • Expensive Wood
            • Ivory Tusq Nut
            • Electronics
            • Synthetic Bone Saddle
            • Solid Top Wood
            • Solid Side Wood
            • Solid Back Wood
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • No Top Brand Pickups
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

            7. Taylor 352ce

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            Taylor 352ce
            Playability 78
            Sound 78
            Build quality 87
            Value for money 76
            Overall Score 81
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            • From Taylor's 2017 300 series
            • Made in United States
            • 12 strings
            • 24.9"'' scale
            • 15" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Sitka Spruce top
            • Solid Sapele back
            • Solid Sapele sides
            • Tropical Mahogany neck
            • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
            • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
            • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
            • 18 Medium frets
            • Taylor Nickel tuners
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            Taylor 352ce
            • Made in United States
            • Expensive Wood
            • Black Tusq XL Nut
            • Electronics
            • Synthetic Bone Saddle
            • Solid Top Wood
            • Solid Side Wood
            • Solid Back Wood
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • No Top Brand Pickups
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

            8. Taylor 362ce

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            Taylor 362ce
            Playability 78
            Sound 78
            Build quality 89
            Value for money 72
            Overall Score 82
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            • From Taylor's 2017 300 series
            • Made in United States
            • 12 strings
            • 24.9"'' scale
            • 15" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
            • Solid Tropical Mahogany back
            • Solid Tropical Mahogany sides
            • Tropical Mahogany neck
            • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
            • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
            • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
            • 18 Medium frets
            • Satin Black tuners
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            Strengths & Weaknesses
            Taylor 362ce
            • Made in United States
            • Expensive Wood
            • Black Tusq XL Nut
            • Electronics
            • Synthetic Bone Saddle
            • Solid Top Wood
            • Solid Side Wood
            • Solid Back Wood
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • No Top Brand Pickups
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

            9. Fender CD-140SCE 12-String

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            Fender CD-140SCE 12-String
            Playability 82
            Sound 84
            Build quality 75
            Value for money 90
            Overall Score 80
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            • From Fender's 2017 Classic Design series
            • Made in Indonesia
            • 12 strings
            • 25.3"'' scale
            • 12" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Spruce top
            • Laminated Ovangkol back
            • Laminated Ovangkol sides
            • Mahogany neck
            • Walnut fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: Fishman CD-1 Preamp (Preamp/Passive)
            • Walnut bridge
            • Acoustic Fender 'Easy-to-Play' shape with rolled fretboard edges Set neck
            • 20 Vintage frets
            • Chrome Die-Cast tuners
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            Fender CD-140SCE 12-String
            • Expensive Wood
            • NuBone Nut
            • Top Brand Pickups
            • Electronics
            • NuBone Saddle
            • Solid Top Wood
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • Made in Indonesia
            • Laminated Side Wood
            • Laminated Back Wood
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

            10. Fender Villager 12-String

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            Fender Villager 12-String
            Playability 83
            Sound 85
            Build quality 74
            Value for money 86
            Overall Score 81
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            • From Fender's 2013 California series
            • Made in China
            • 12 strings
            • 24.72"'' scale
            • 12" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Spruce top
            • Laminated Mahogany back
            • Laminated Mahogany sides
            • Mahogany neck
            • Walnut fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: Fishman-designed preamp system (Preamp/Active)
            • Modern Viking bridge
            • Acoustic Slim C Set neck
            • 20 Medium frets
            • Sealed Nickel tuners
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            Fender Villager 12-String
            • Expensive Wood
            • NuBone Nut
            • Top Brand Pickups
            • Electronics
            • NuBone Saddle
            • Solid Top Wood
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • Made in China
            • Laminated Side Wood
            • Laminated Back Wood
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock