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Personally, I don’t go for 12-string guitars, but that’s just me. I prefer just six. If you like a good 12-string, the Oscar Schmidt OD312CEB could be just what you’ve been looking for.
I don’t have a lot of information about it, but I give you what little I could find. There should be enough to give you a good idea as to whether or not you’d like one for yourself.
If you just want to check the pricing and availability of the OD312CEB on Amazon, you can click (or tap) the link just below.
If you click the Amazon link, you’ll first see the black edition of the OD312CE. That’s what the “B” at the end of the model name stands for.
You may also find these colors are available too.
- Tobacco Sunburst
- Spalted Maple
- Trans Blue
- Trans Green
The video below shows a really cool Green Burst version, but it was a Limited Edition that you probably won’t find very easily.
The OD312CE has a dreadnought body style (probably the “D” in the name) with a cutaway (“C” in the name) so you can easily get at those topmost frets.
It’s not just an acoustic guitar. It’s also an electric (“E” in the name). Embedded in the side is a Barcus Berry preamp / tuner. You get full control of the tone of those 12 strings.
The top on most models is “select” spruce. On the SM models, it spalted maple instead. The back, sides, and neck are all mahogany with a gloss finish.
The tuners at the top of the neck are standard chrome diecast metal.
Note that there is no pickguard on the OD312CE. By the way, I assume that the “O” means Oscar Schmidt; the “12” refers to the 12 strings; and the “3” is their 300 series of instruments.
There is no strap button at the top, only at the bottom. This isn’t unusual, just something to be aware of.
Owners say that the action on this guitar is great, making it one of the easiest 12-string guitars to play that you can get today.
As I said, there not much info here, but there it is. If you skipped over the video above, I suggest going back to watch it now so you can hear what it sounds like. It’s not a professional quality recording, but it’ll give you a decent idea of the tone.