Guild F-512 (No Longer Available)
12-String Acoustic Guitar with Deluxe Hardshell Case - F512 Jumbo
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Vintage Jumbo 12-String Guild!Nothing sings out as bold and true as a Guild® jumbo acoustic guitar. They are the original Guild flattops, first manufactured in Manhattan in 1954. From the beauty of the Spruce and the elegance of the Rosewood, to the depth of the nitrocellulose finish, Guild stands proudly behind the quality of the materials. If you're a player who likes the projection of a real jumbo acoustic, these guitars are for you! All Guild guitars are accompanied by a deluxe archtop case.
Designed in the late 1960's as Guild's first jumbo 12-strings, the F412 and F512 are some of our most enduring and popular guitars. While both share many of the same features, the F412 has an arched curly Maple back and solid curly Maple sides, while the F512 has solid Rosewood back and sides. Painstakingly true to their vintage roots, these new versions of the F412 and F512 are the essence of what a 12-string guitar should be. These powerful beauties feature the same body dimensions as the originals: they're 17" wide, 21" long and 4.8" deep, with solid AAA Sitka Spruce tops. The high quality Ebony fingerboards are detailed with Abalone and Mother-of-Pearl block position inlays. Both sport Guild's famous G-shield headstock inlay and gold Grover Rotomatic tuning machines.
• Body Style: Jumbo
• Top: Solid AAA Sitka Spruce
• Back: Solid Rosewood
• Sides: Solid Rosewood
• Neck: 3-Piece Mahogany
• Fingerboard: Ebony
• Color: Antique Burst
• Unique Features: Natural Mother of Pearl and Abalone Position Inlays, Black Pickguard
• Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Excellence In a 12 String!
by Dan from United StatesI own the F412 maple version. A bit brighter in sound than the rosewood F512 and what a piece of eye candy. For a 12 string, it's like playing air guitar, (you know, "like butter"). F412 or the F512, ... read more [+]a choice you will never regret. Built to last. The best 12 string for the money, period. IMHO close [-]
April 28, 2012
Music Background: Been around
Dream Come True
by Jeff Cooper from Minneapolis, Mn.I heard the 512 on many recordings before and always thought "what a great sounding guitar" but thought I would never get one so I classed it as a passing dream. Well, miracles do come true it seems. ... read more [+]I finally heard a guy play one in a duo act live and was blown away by the sound and decided then and there I was going to try and save my $$$ for one. It was real hard but (now) I own that Sunburst F-512 and all I can say is, if you only own one 12 string acoustic in your life, make it this one. The crisp clear highs with the strong bottom end will bring tears of joy to your eyes. I normally plug into a board but even unplugged the sound is fantastic. The setup from the factory is very good with low clean action making it very easy to play. The sound projects clean weather in a large room or a studio. You can't go wrong with the F-512. The sunburst one I bought is beautiful. close [-]
February 21, 2011
Music Background: Multi-Instrumentalist, Engineer, Band Member
by Gratefulandrew from GAFirst off let me say that working with Sweetwater was a breeze. I had been waiting for this guitar for months, and when i found out they had it in stock, I recieved it 4 DAYS!!! So thank you guys. The... read more [+] guitar itself is flawless. The sound is loud and colorful. The finish is beautiful, and woods used are of the highest grade. This guitar was worth the wait and the money, and again thank you SWEETWATER!! close [-]
May 13, 2010
Music Background: Artist
Best 12 string goin' period.......Guilds
by H.J. "Duke" Beilby from Indianapolis are, Indiana U.S.AHad all or played all Top N-ames and "Private Makers". From proto-types to new or used listed inventories. The ones that consistantly blow em all away are the Guild 12's especialy the 512 Jumbo Rosewo... read more [+]od models. The flexiability of this instrument is amazing.From ballads to explosive whaling, they sound....Guilds like afull orchestra. Sweet,responsive, absolutly the best! close [-]
January 18, 2010
Music Background: Maker, repairman ,part-time song writter,musician,
by Addison Slabaugh from Bourbon, IN USAAlthough this guitar may seem pricey, it's worth EVERY penny you will pay. Not only are the different woods that construct this guitar great for tone, but they also improve with age allowing your guit... read more [+]ar to sound more full as it gets older, ultimately making this purchase an investment that will grow. After owning and playing this beauty for months, I would recommend EVERYONE who can afford the F-512 to buy it as a flawless guitar and an increasing investment. close [-]
July 10, 2008
Music Background: Hobbyist/Collector
Todd, Dunedin, FL