Here’s a Guild with all the makings of a classic: an arched-back jumbo body, a rich 12-string sound, and a vintage-inspired look – all at a great price. The Guild F-2512E Maple’s bold projection and lively tone set it apart in a mix, as do its folksy 12-string chorused textures. Its Slim C neck profile with 1-7/8″ nut width strikes a good balance between 6-string familiarity and 12-string comfort. This guitar belongs to the Westerly series of acoustics and pays tribute to Guild’s golden-era flat tops with some exciting vintage specs and a retro red tortoiseshell pickguard. The F-2512E Maple includes the AP-1 pickup for a clean sound that plugs straight into a PA.
Guild’s heritage as one of America’s premier early guitar makers is acknowledged in the F-2512E Maple. Solid Sitka spruce and maple meet in a Guild Jumbo body with an arched back for a big sound and great playing experience. A real bone nut and saddle deliver golden-era sustain and clarity. And a 1960s red tortoiseshell pickguard gives this guitar a look that was made to be seen.
The Westerly series’ AP-1 piezo pickup is one of the better options Sweetwater has seen in this price range. The sound is full and dynamic onstage, and it pairs great with a microphone for recording parts at home or in the studio. Volume and tone controls are mounted directly in the soundhole for easy access, and for a look that won’t detract from your guitar’s natural beauty.
The F-2512E Maple’s clean playability will help channel all your creative ideas into beautiful music. Seasoned players will notice right away the F-2512E Maple’s slinky string action all along the 25.5″ scale length C-shaped neck. This 12-string’s 1-7/8″ nut width spaces strings out comfortably for a traditional acoustic experience that is neither awkward nor cramped.