One of Guild’s earliest 12-string acoustic guitar designs, the F412, is one of the most enduring and popular models ever constructed. True to its vintage roots, today’s F412 has the same body dimensions as the original (17 x 21 x 4.8 inches). and now features an arched figured maple back and solid figured maple sides and a solid AAA Sitka spruce top. The bound ebony fingerboard with abalone and mother-of-pearl block inlays, G-shield headstock logo, gold hardware and a pure nitrocellulose lacquer finish are excellent appointments on an outstanding 12-string acoustic.
Guild F412 Jumbo Features
- Jumbo Body with Solid AAA Sitka Spruce Top
- Figured Maple Back and Sides
- 3-Piece Mahogany and Walnut Neck
- Ebony Fingerboard with Rosewood Bridge
- Deluxe Hardshell Case Included
The quality and ubiquity of Guild’s jumbo 12-strings have earned them a permanent place in guitar history. As historians Tom and Mary Anne Evans once wrote, The basic virtue of Guild 12-strings is that they are very loud and (have) a clarity and definition of sound not normally associated with 12-string guitars.
One of the keys to that clarity and definition is solid construction. While the body size and scale length are the same as Guild’s 6-string jumbo models, the 12-strings are 1-13/16 inches wide at the nut and feature their time-tested 12-string jumbo bracing pattern.