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Guild USA F-512 12-String Acoustic Guitar, Ebony Fingerboard, Hard Case - Natural

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Player's Perspective

This Guild F-512 is a lush toned, easy playing 12-string that has broken in nicely and started to open up. If you're not familiar with the 512, it's become the standard by which acoustic 12-strings are judged. The sound is enormous: the big body style accentuates the low end without making it too boomy, and the Indian rosewood back and sides add a complex tonal edge that matches the 12 string's shimmery voice. The neck is heftier than a 6 string, but a smooth fretboard feel and great setup allows for easy playing in every register. This guitar will thrive in a lot of musical landscapes. Open position chords are commanding and full-bodied, but simple single note lines can really liven up a melody or harmony part.

Manufacturer's Description

Famously played by Tom Petty, David Gilmour and Stevie Ray Vaughan, we defined the 12-string sound in the 1960s and these iconic guitars continue to be the most sought after 12-string models today. The F-512, made in Southern California, continues this legacy through a jumbo shape, solid AAA Sitka spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Braced with delicate, scalloped Adirondack spruce, this model produces shimmering highs, singing mids and a warm, focused bass response that truly sets it apart. Decorated with Guild’s classic MOP V-block inlays, railroad track fingerboard purfling, and fully bound traditional headstock, players will feel like they are holding a piece of history while starting their own. The F-512 is finished with Nitrocellulose and is available in Natural or Antique Burst with the option of an LR Baggs pickup. Comes in a premium hardshell humidified case.



  • Body Top : AAA Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Body Back: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Body Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Body Shape: Jumbo
  • Bracing: Scalloped Adirondack Spruce
  • Rosette: Black/White Striped with Abalone Center Ring
  • Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Depth Upper Bout: 3 3/4″ (95 mm)
  • Body Depth Lower Bout: 4 3/4″ (120mm)
  • Body Length: 20 1/2″ (521mm)
  • Body Width Lower Bout: 17 1/4″ (438mm)
  • Body Width Upper Bout: 12 1/2 (317.5mm)
  • Overall Guitar Length: 44″ (1118mm)
  • Guitar Weight: 5.75 Ibs
  • Body Binding: White with B/W/B/W Trim
  • Top Purfling: B/W/B/W


  • Neck Material: 3-piece Mahogany, Walnut, Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: “C” Shape
  • Scale Length: 25 5/8″ (651mm)
  • Nut Width: 1 7/8″ (47.6mm)
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Neck Binding: White with B/W/B/W Trim with W/B/W Fingerboard Purfling
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″ (305mm)
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Abalone Block
  • # of Frets: 20
  • Headstock Binding: White with B/W Trim
  • Tuning Machines: Custom Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold
  • Hardware Finish/Plating: Gold-Plated
  • Truss Rod: Dual-Action
  • Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm Hex Truss Rod Wrench


  • Hardshell Case Included
  • Instrument Weight: 4.9 lbs
  • Serial #: C220013

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Guild. This F-512 12-String is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.