Best 12 String Grand Concert Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best 12 string Grand Concert style guitars.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce WHB

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Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce WHB
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Playability 73
Sound 84
Build quality 89
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $4,199 >
  • 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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  • 5 Prices - New from $4,199 >
  • 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

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2. Ibanez AEG5012

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Playability 80
Sound 79
Build quality 60
Value for money 83
Overall Score 73
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  • 3 Prices - New from $329.99 >
  • From Ibanez's 2021 AEG series
  • Made in China
  • 12 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Spruce top
  • Sapele back
  • Sapele sides
  • Okoume neck
  • Purpleheart fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Ibanez T-bar II Undersaddle (Preamp/Active)
  • Purpleheart bridge
  • Acoustic AEG Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Ibanez tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $329.99 >
  • From Ibanez's 2021 AEG series
  • Made in China
  • 12 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Spruce top
  • Sapele back
  • Sapele sides
  • Okoume neck
  • Purpleheart fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Ibanez T-bar II Undersaddle (Preamp/Active)
  • Purpleheart bridge
  • Acoustic AEG Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Ibanez tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Ibanez AEG5012
  • Electronics
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Low-Quality Material Saddle
  • Laminated Top Wood
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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3. Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce

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Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce
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Playability 73
Sound 84
Build quality 89
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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  • 2 Prices - New from $4,199 >
  • 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
  • See all specs and compare >
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  • 2 Prices - New from $4,199 >
  • 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
  • See all specs and compare >
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

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4. Taylor 362ce

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Taylor 362ce
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Playability 73
Sound 84
Build quality 84
Value for money 70
Overall Score 80

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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  • 2 Prices - New from $2,499 >
  • 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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  • 2 Prices - New from $2,499 >
  • 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

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5. Taylor 352ce

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Taylor 352ce
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Playability 73
Sound 84
Build quality 84
Value for money 70
Overall Score 80

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
Own it? Share your opinion
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  • 2 Prices - New from $2,399 >
  • 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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Show all Specs
  • 2 Prices - New from $2,399 >
  • 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
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
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

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