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Why You Need A...12-fret Acoustic Guitar in your life!

In this week's 'Why You Need A...' series we are looking at the '12-fret' guitar and why you need one in your life!

As many of you know since the arrival of Martin's OM design in 1929 it's fair to say that acoustic guitarists have embraced the idea of a 14-fret neck, perhaps understandably viewing the traditional 12-fret design as limiting. However, there is no denying that 12-fret guitars can have very real sonic, ergonomic and comfort advantages over 14-fret instruments.

In this video, we take a look at the reasons why you need a 12-fret guitar in your life and hear a few wonderful examples of what we currently have in The North American Guitar Showroom.

Casimi C3 Signature Hawaiian Koa & Alpine Moon Spruce


This utterly gorgeous Casimi C3 Signature has just arrived in our pre-owned section. This is a custom-built instrument featuring a stunning set of Hawaiian Koa for the back and sides and an Alpine Moon Spruce top.

Santa Cruz OO Custom Indian Rosewood & Adirondack Spruce

£4,650.00 inc VAT
£3,875.00 ex VAT

This Santa Cruz OO model features Indian Rosewood on the back and sides and an Adirondack Spruce top.

The OO is an ergonomic delight. This instrument delivers ease of playability and surprising volume for its size. Certainly not just a smaller version of the OOO, the OO is a specialised tool unto itself.

    Maestro 00-IR Indian Rosewood & Adirondack Spruce

    £1,799.00 inc VAT
    £1,499.17 ex VAT

    The Maestro 00-IR is a traditional 00-style acoustic guitar, handbuilt in Singapore.

    The Maestro 00-IR features Indian Rosewood back and sides with an Adirondack Spruce top. The guitar is decorated with Maple binding and Abalone purflings, and has a slotted headstock with decorative inlays.

    Sonically, this guitar has everything you would expect from a traditional 00, and then some. The sustain is rich and plentiful and there is a fantastic bass presence too.

    For more information about any of these guitars wonderful guitars please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0) 207 835 5597 or email

    Have wonderful weekend and play lots of guitar!


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