Published on 06/09/2013
If you already play 6 string, the 12 string guitar is well worth a look.
On a 12 string guitar, the strings are arranged in pairs or courses. Each of the lower pitched 4 strings is paired to a thinner string that is tuned an octave higher. The higher 2 pitched strings are paired with another identical string.
Despite having more strings, the paired strings are spaced closely and are usually struck together. Most guitarists find that the 12 string isn't that much harder to play than a 6 string.
With improvements in guitar manufacturing, the 12 string is now more affordable. Try the Lag 12 string acoustic electric guitar, and the tones you can get from it will likely make it a useful addition to your guitar collection.