Wasn't even in the market for a 12 string when I accidentally picked this one up. I couldn't put it down. I bought it the same day. It was one of those moments in life when a guitar speaks to you and says, "Buy me. I was made for you."
Model Year: 2000
Price: $2400.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash, Manhattan
12 String Acoustic/Electric cutaway. Maple back and sides, Sitka spruce top, Ebony fretboard, Natural gloss finish. It has state of the art Fishman electronics, with it's own volume and tone controls, and a phase switch. The guitar is, from a purely aesthetic point of view, a true work of art. The finished maple grain that makes up the back of the guitar is striking.
This guitar is easily the most beautiful 12 string guitar I've ever had the pleasure of playing. When I first picked up this guitar, the first thing I noticed was the most incredible sound I've ever heard come out of a twelve string. The second thing I noted is that I've played 6 strings that were more difficult to play. It played like a dream. Plugging it in, I found the sound was lush, full, exquisite. (was going through a Fender Acoustasonic Jr.)
Like other hardwood guitars, this one needs to be humidified in dry climates and during dry winter months. But comes in a heavy duty hardshell case. Very well protected.