When it comes to 12-string guitars, most luthiers only offer one or two... but not Martin. Not only are they one of the oldest and best luthiers in the business, they've also got a range of instruments that goes further than any of their would-be competitors. The proof of that is right here in Martin 12-string acoustic guitars, which come in a wide variety of styles to give you more options. The result is that it's easier to find an instrument that fits you perfectly, and that means you can play more comfortably and put on a better performance.
Just like any other guitar, choosing a Martin 12-string starts with thinking about what sort of instrument best suits your playing style. The Martin Performing Artist Series GPC12PA4 12-String Acoustic-electric Guitar, for instance, has a cutaway body design to give you easy access to every fret. That's perfect if you want the maximum amount of versatility and range. On top of that, it's an acoustic-electric model, so you can plug it directly into your favorite amplifier or recording setup.
Most of Martin's 12-string acoustics are dreadnoughts, which makes sense since that body style and the 12-string setup have one important thing in common: lots of power. If you happen to be looking for something more classical, though, you should definitely check out the Martin Grand J12-16GTE Acoustic Electric Guitar. Natural finishes give this instrument a traditional look, and its jumbo body delivers unmatched tone and volume. If you want an acoustic guitar that looks and sounds larger-than-life, this is it.
As long as you're matching your new Martin to your personal tastes, you can't go wrong with any of the instruments in this section. Martin 12-string acoustic guitars are part of a long tradition that goes back for generations, and it really shows in the impressive build quality and sound that you'll get out of them. Whether this is your first Martin or your twenty-first, it's a worthy addition to your repertoire.