Perfect for Me
A magical shimmering tone is my description for the Villager. I wanted a 12 string that I could take to gatherings, even campfires, and pass around without the worry that attends a pricey guitar.
The Villager is MIC and Fender's MIC necks are some of the best finished necks I have ever played. Minus a half point for not having a gig bag figured out for this guitar and a half point for the "just good enough" tuning pegs.
With the above said, this guitar suits my needs. A $1200 Breedlove sounds much richer but, the Villager is priced just right for sound and investment, IMO.
The more "middy" tone pf the Villager would make to play nicely with fuller 12 strings. It is less 'dramatic' and works well for me playing on a beach with others around. The lighter sound is a very cheery tone.
This guitar is a keeper and a wise purchase for me