The quality and ubiquity of our jumbo 12-strings have earned Guild a permanent place in guitar history. As historians Tom and Mary Anne Evans once wrote, “The basic virtue of Guild 12-strings is that they are very loud and [have] a clarity and definition of sound not normally associated with 12-string guitars.”
One of the keys to achieving that clarity and definition is solid construction. While the body size and scale length are the same as our 6-string jumbos, our 12-strings are 1-13/16” wide at the nut, and feature a double truss rod system and our time-tested jumbo bracing pattern.
Designed in the late 1960s as Guild’s first jumbo 12-strings, the F-512 and its sibling, the F-412, are two of our most enduring and popular guitars. The F-512 has solid rosewood back and sides. Painstakingly true to its vintage roots, this new version of the F-512 has the same body dimensions as the original (17” wide, 21” long, 4.8” deep). It features a solid AAA sitka spruce top, high-quality ebony fingerboard with abalone and mother of pearl block inlays, “G”-shield headstock inlay and gold Grover Rotomatic® tuning machines. Available in Natural (821) and Antique Burst (837).
Model Name F512
Model Number 380-2900-(Color #)
Category Vintage Jumbo 12-String Guitars
Body Style Jumbo
Top Solid AAA Sitka Spruce
Bracing Custom X
Back Solid Rosewood
Sides Solid Rosewood
Neck 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
Fretboard Ebony (12" Radius)
Width at Nut 1-13/16"
No. of Frets 20
Scale Length 25 5/8"
Machine Heads Gold-Plated Grover® Rotomatic™ Die-cast Mini-Tuners
Pickup Switching N/A
Finish High Gloss (Nitro-cellulose Lacquer)
Colors (821) Natural,
(837) Antique Burst
Unique Features Natural Mother-of-Pearl and Abalone Position Inlays,
Tortoise Shell Pickguard
Case Includes C5217 Deluxe Hardshell Case, p/n 3501075213
Strings Replace with Guild L1250 Phosphor Bronze 12-String,
Gauges .010 to .049