12-string guitars can be…polarizing, but like them or loathe them, you can’t deny the centrality of that ringing sound to some of the past half-century’s most iconic music. You know, Hotel California, Over the Hills and Far Away, Wish You Were Here—just to name a few of the anthems girded by a double dose of steel strings. We designed the Solo Concert 12-String for players looking for a robust yet nuanced 12-String guitar, one that’s not a gimmicky sideshow but a purpose-built professional-grade instrument. The side monitor soundhole virtually puts you in the audience while you play, without diminishing the forward sound projection of your music, a particularly useful feature when playing with a group of musicians. The tone is warm and rich with a solid red cedar top and solid African Mahogany back and sides, and that sound remains clear and full when plugged in with Fishman Flex Plus-T electronics. The cutaway body allows players full access to the entire ovangkol fretboard for when you want to get weird up the scale. Say what you will about 12-strings, but play this one before casting any aspersions.
SPECIFICATIONS Body TypeConcert Neck WoodAfrican Mahogany Solid Wood TopWestern Red cedar Solid Wood Back & SidesAfrican Mahogany Top FinishEdgeburst Gloss Back & Side FinishStained gloss FretboardOvangkol (stain black) # Frets20 Nut Width1.89” Tuners HardwarePremium Breedlove Gold w/ Black buttons Lower Bout Width15.37" Waist Width9" Upper Bout Width11.28" Body Length19.875" Body Depth3.58" (Neck) 4.2" (Tailblock) String GaugeD'Addario XT PB Light 12 PickupFishman Flex Plus-T BridgeOvangkol (stain black) BindingBlack Inlay3mm Brass Dots Offset CaseHardshell Scale Length25.3” Sound Hole3.94” Crafted InDesigned in Bend, OR USA. Crafted in China.