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Guild Guitars F-512E Flame Maple Jumbo 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Natural, LR Baggs Anthem Pickup

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Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to present this Guild F-512 12-String!

Truth be told, when we first unpacked this F-512 from its original shipping box from Guild, we took it out, played a G chord and it was still perfectly tuned. We think that's a good sign. This the gold standard for 12 string guitars - a guitar that all others must be judged by. It sets the bar pretty high for the rest of the high end 12 string market, that's for sure. The playability on this F-512 is uncommonly good for any 12 string. Every position plays smooth, fast and has tremendous response to playing dynamics. The tone is golden and could be likened to that of a stage grand piano with a big, bell-like low end, singing mids and glistening highs. This guitar will record exceptionally well and is also very well suited for live use with a very clear projected voice of its own.

Manufacturer's Description

The F-512 Maple is back and better than ever. Formerly the F-512, this USA-made jumbo has been a staple of the Guild line since the late 1960’s. and features a tight grained solid Sitka spruce top with arched flamed maple back and maple sides. Created on the same arch press that’s been a part of Guild manufacturing since 1985, the F-512 Maple provides sharply focused trebles and an articulate mid-range, perfect for a full, centralized, harp-like sound. Braced with delicate, scalloped Adirondack spruce, this model produces the shimmering highs that players have come to expect from a Guild 12-string. Elegant cosmetic appointments include the classic Guild “V-block” inlays, gold Gotoh hardware, and a beautiful Nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Exceptional build quality and premium specifications make it a worthy heir to the historic Guild 12-string legacy. Available in Natural finish and with LR Baggs Electronics.



  • Body Top: AAA Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Body Back: Flame Maple
  • Body Sides: Flame Maple
  • Body Shape: Jumbo
  • Bracing: Scalloped Adirondack Spruce
  • Rosette: Abalone w/ ABS 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 ABS
  • 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 White ABS Fingerboard Purfling
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″ (305mm)
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl and Abalone V-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


  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Bridge Pins: Bone
  • Strap Buttons: End-Pin
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
  • Pickup: LR Baggs Anthem


  • Strings: D’Addario EXP (.010-.047)
  • Case: Premium Humidified Hardshell Case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.1 lbs
  • Serial #: C221182

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Guild. This F-512E 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.