I purchased a 12 string a year ago. (TAKAMINE EF381SC) This is the best sounding guitar in the world!! There are very few song that are 12 string only therfore i dont play it as often as my six string however when i do play it sounds awsome. It is real nice to play when you have someone that plays a six string along with you, as you might have read in the other comments they compliment each other nicely. So what I'm trying to say is that if you got spare cash floating around BUY IT however you will find yuorself not playing as often as you originnally thought..