Acoustic Guitar Magazine Reviews the F-1512


Acoustic Guitar Magazine recently reviewed the Guild F-1512 from our new Westerly Collection. Here are a few stand-out quotes from their article:

First Impressions:

“When not made well or set up properly, 12-string guitars can be discordant nightmares. When such instruments intonate evenly all along the fretboard, even fundamental chords and simple melodic runs seem to shimmer. Our F-1512 review model chimes and jangles with no tuning issues whatsoever.”

On the Neck Width:

“By necessity, virtually all 12-strings sport beefier necks and wider fretboards than their six-string counterparts…this can be challenging for players with small hands. That said, the Westerly F-1512 is comfortably proportioned, with a 1 7/8-inch nut width, 2 3/8-inch string spacing at the bridge, and relatively slender C-shaped neck.”

On the Overall Sound:

“The Westerly F-1512 has a remarkably well-balanced sound for an instrument at this price point. The low frequencies are full bodied, the punchy mids give the guitar an up=front presence, and high end is almost lacy. Such depth of character is due in no small part to the pairing of venerable tonewoods (solid SItka spruce top; solid Indian Rosewood back and sides) as well as the scalloped Sitka spruce X-pattern bracing.”

“With its full-spectrum voice, the F-1512 mics up nicely for studio recording or live performance.”


Guild has always been known for their impeccably crafted 12-strings, and the F-1512 certainly carries on the tradition. Click here to read the full review from Acoustic Guitar Magazine (and see their demo!). Learn more about the F-1512 here, and check out our demo below. Try out one of these guitars for yourself at a dealer near you!



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  1. Samuel Knowles
    Samuel Knowles says:

    I would Die If I won A Guild F-1512 Jumbo I have never had or played A Guild and I rely need a 12 string!!! How al some would this be!! But Ive never won any thing in my life! But like they say you cant win if you do not enter!!So here it goes !!My be god might let me WIN!!


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