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12-String Acoustic Guitars for Sale on Reverb

Rising to prominence in the 1920s and 30s as a fundamental major instrument in blues and folk music, the 12-string acoustic guitar has come a long way and can be found in genres ranging from rock to jazz in through pop and vice versa.

In its electric and acoustic forms, but particularly the latter, the 12-string acoustic guitar has become an integral part of today’s music scene. Be part of the tradition with acoustic 12-strings from Taylor, Martin, and more by finding yours on Reverb.

What is a 12 string acoustic guitar and its strings?

A 12-string acoustic guitar is a guitar with 12 strings in six courses doubled. It plays similar to a standard six-string acoustic guitar, but is known to have a fuller, warmer sound.

12-string acoustic guitars require single strings because some strings are doubled in octaves. For example, D’Addario XT Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings are sold with the bottom four strings doubled in octaves. This is what gives the 12 string acoustic guitar such a rich sound.

What is the difference between a six and 12 string acoustic guitar?

The difference between six and 12 string acoustic guitars is the number of strings. 12-string acoustic guitars have twice as many strings because each row of strings is doubled, like a mandolin. A 12-string acoustic guitar can be played and tuned just like a six-string guitar.

Do I need a special pickup?

You can use many of the same pickups in 12-string acoustic guitars as you would a six-string acoustic guitar, including undersaddle pickups, contact pickups, rosette pickups, and small condenser microphones that are attached to the inside or outside of acoustic guitars. .

What Makes a 12-String Acoustic Guitar Bridge Unique?

To accommodate 12 strings, 12-string acoustic guitar bridges have two rows of staggered pins rather than a single row of six pins found on a six-string acoustic guitar.

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