Ah, the 12-string acoustic guitar. There’s nothing like sitting down with a 12-stringed beauty and letting some big, open chords ring out. A staple for guitarists like Jimmy Page, John Denver, and Lead Belly (SRV and Hendrix were known to strum a 12-er too), these grandiose instruments help to fill out the sound for solo performers and rhythm players alike. Here we’ve compiled a handful of some of the best 12-string acoustics on the market.
Stu Hamm, through Washburn, is releasing a fretless model of his signature electric bass, The Hammer. The SHBH3FLTSS is a fretless version of the SHB3, adding warmth and tone inimitable by any fretted instrument.