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              Best 12 String Jumbo Guitars in 2023

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

              Out of the more than 2000 guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones. 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. Gibson J-45 Standard 12-String

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              Gibson J-45 Standard 12-String
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              Playability 82
              Sound 89
              Build quality 92
              Value for money 73
              Overall Score 88

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              • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
              • Pickups power: Clean (1 vote)
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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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              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

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              2. Takamine P6JC-12

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              Takamine P6JC-12
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              Playability 82
              Sound 88
              Build quality 85
              Value for money 75
              Overall Score 85

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              • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (2 votes)
              • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
              • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
              • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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              • From Takamine's 2015 Pro Series 6 series
              • Made in Japan
              • 12 strings
              • 25.4"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Spruce top
              • Solid Flame Maple back
              • Maple sides
              • Maple neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
              • Fixed bridge
              • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Takamine Gold tuners
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              Takamine P6JC-12
              • Made in Japan
              • Expensive Wood
              • Bone Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Electronics
              • Bone Saddle
              • Solid Top Wood
              • Solid Back Wood
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No Locking Tuners
              • Laminated Side Wood
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Strap Lock

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              3. Martin Grand J-16E 12 String

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              Martin Grand J-16E 12 String
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              Playability 82
              Sound 89
              Build quality 86
              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

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              4. Takamine GJ72CE-12

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              Takamine GJ72CE-12
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              Playability 82
              Sound 86
              Build quality 72
              Value for money 85
              Overall Score 80

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              • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
              • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
              • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (2 votes)
              • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
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              • From Takamine's 2016 G series
              • Made in China
              • 12 strings
              • 25.4"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Spruce top
              • Flame Maple back
              • Flame Maple sides
              • Maple neck
              • Laurel fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: TK-40D (Preamp/Active)
              • Fixed bridge
              • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Takamine Die-cast tuners
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              Takamine GJ72CE-12
              • Expensive Wood
              • Synthetic Bone Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Electronics
              • Synthetic Bone 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

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              5. Yamaha LL16-12 ARE

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              Yamaha LL16-12 ARE
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              Playability 82
              Sound 86
              Build quality 72
              Value for money 80
              Overall Score 80

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              • Neck profile shape: C (10 votes)
              • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (10 votes)
              • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
              • Pickups power: Clean (1 vote)
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              • From Yamaha's 2014 L series
              • Made in China
              • 12 strings
              • 25"'' scale
              • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Engelmann Spruce with A.R.E. top
              • Solid Rosewood back
              • Solid Rosewood sides
              • Mahogany + Rosewood (5-Ply) neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: Passive System + SRT Piezo Pickup (Preamp/Passive)
              • Ebony bridge
              • Acoustic C Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Die-Cast Gold (TM29G) tuners
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              Yamaha LL16-12 ARE
              • Expensive Wood
              • Electronics
              • Solid Top Wood
              • Solid Side Wood
              • Solid Back Wood
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No Locking Tuners
              • Made in China
              • No High-Quality Nut
              • No Top Brand Pickups
              • Low-Quality Material Saddle
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Strap Lock

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