Way back in the late 1960s, Guild’s offered the F512 as one of their first jumbo 12-string acoustic guitars. As one of Guild's most enduring and popular models, the F512 has stayed true to its vintage roots by keeping the same body dimensions as the original (17 x 21 x 4.8 inches). Featuring a solid AAA Sitka spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides, bound ebony fingerboard with abalone and mother-of-pearl block inlays, G-shield headstock inlay, gold hardware and a pure nitrocellulose lacquer finish, its no wonder Guild's F512 Acoustic has withstood the test of time.
Guild F512 Jumbo Features
- Jumbo Body with Solid AAA Sitka Spruce Top
- Solid Rosewood Back and Sides
- 3-Piece Mahogany and Walnut Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard and 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.