Best 12 String Jumbo Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best 12 string Jumbo 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. Gibson J-45 Standard 12-String

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Playability 78
Sound 88
Build quality 92
Value for money 71
Overall Score 86

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  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (3 votes)
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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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  • 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. Guild F-512E Natural

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Playability 73
Sound 88
Build quality 92
Value for money 69
Overall Score 84
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  • From Guild's 2019 Guild Usa series
  • Made in United States
  • 12 strings
  • 25.625"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
  • Indian Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
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  • From Guild's 2019 Guild Usa series
  • Made in United States
  • 12 strings
  • 25.625"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
  • Indian Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Guild F-512E Natural
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Bone 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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3. Martin Grand J-16E 12 String

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Playability 77
Sound 88
Build quality 86
Value for money 74
Overall Score 84
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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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  • 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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Strengths & Weaknesses
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 P6JC-12

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Playability 73
Sound 86
Build quality 85
Value for money 71
Overall Score 81

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  • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
  • 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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  • 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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    5. Yamaha LL16-12 ARE

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    Playability 80
    Sound 85
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 79
    Overall Score 79

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: C (15 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (14 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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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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    • 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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    6. Alvarez AJ80CE12

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    Playability 70
    Sound 88
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 82
    Overall Score 77

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    • Neck profile shape: V (1 vote)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (1 vote)
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    • From Alvarez's 2018 Artist series
    • Made in China
    • 12 strings
    • 25.512"'' scale
    • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid A+ Sitka Spruce top
    • Maple back
    • Maple sides
    • Maple neck
    • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
    • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
    • 21 Medium frets
    • Premium Die Cast tuners
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    • From Alvarez's 2018 Artist series
    • Made in China
    • 12 strings
    • 25.512"'' scale
    • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid A+ Sitka Spruce top
    • Maple back
    • Maple sides
    • Maple neck
    • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
    • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
    • 21 Medium frets
    • Premium Die Cast tuners
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    Alvarez AJ80CE12
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in China
    • No Expensive Woods
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    7. Harley Benton CL CLJ-412E NT

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    Playability 77
    Sound 83
    Build quality 67
    Value for money 86
    Overall Score 76
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    • From Harley Benton's 2020 Custom Line series
    • Made in China
    • 12 strings
    • 25"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Spruce top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys-II system with built-in tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gold-plated DLX die-cast machine heads tuners
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    • From Harley Benton's 2020 Custom Line series
    • Made in China
    • 12 strings
    • 25"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Spruce top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ovangkol fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys-II system with built-in tuner (Preamp/Active)
    • Ovangkol bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gold-plated DLX die-cast machine heads tuners
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    Harley Benton CL CLJ-412E NT
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in China
    • 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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    8. Guild F-512E Maple Antique Burst

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    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 89
    Value for money 67
    Overall Score 82
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    • From Guild's 2019 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Arched Flamed Maple back
    • Flamed Maple sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Indian Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Guild Usa Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
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    • From Guild's 2019 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Arched Flamed Maple back
    • Flamed Maple sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume, Mix, and Phase Controls (Preamp/Active)
    • Indian Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Guild Usa Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Guild F-512E Maple Antique Burst
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    9. Guild F-512 Natural

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    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 85
    Value for money 66
    Overall Score 81
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    • From Guild's 2018 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Indian Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
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    • 3 Prices - New from $4,099 >
    • From Guild's 2018 Guild Usa series
    • Made in United States
    • 12 strings
    • 25.625"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany with Walnut Center Strip neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Indian Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold tuners
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    Guild F-512 Natural
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    10. Guild F-1512 Jumbo 12 String Natural

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    Playability 73
    Sound 85
    Build quality 70
    Value for money 76
    Overall Score 76
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    • From Guild's 2018 Westerly Collection series
    • Made in China
    • 12 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • African Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Guild Westerly Collection Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Guild G-ShieldCompact Closed Gear tuners
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    • 2 Prices - New from $1,049 >
    • From Guild's 2018 Westerly Collection series
    • Made in China
    • 12 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
    • African Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Rosewood bridge
    • Acoustic Guild Westerly Collection Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Guild G-ShieldCompact Closed Gear tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Guild F-1512 Jumbo 12 String Natural
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in China
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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