12-String Electric Guitars
When you want to rock out, sometimes you want to get a little more sound. Once you’ve mastered the art of playing guitar, you can then move on and try a 12-string electric guitar. There are several types for different levels of players and various types of tastes that are sure to help you play everything from rock to heavy metal.Semi-Hollow Body
Similarly to a 6-string electric, a 12-string semi-hollow electric guitar comes complete with both a sound box and electric pickups. It mimics many of the older Les Paul models, or the Rickenbacker models of the 50’s and 60’s. It produces a crisp, clear, and clean twang, especially when paired with the right amplifier. Like a regular 12-string, you pick two strings at once to achieve sound.Double Neck
A 12-string double neck is a different type of electric guitar. Actually, it’s essentially two 6-string electric guitars with two octaves, rolled into one. You’ve definitely seen a lot of 80s hair bands with these double-neck models, and they’re still relatively popular today. They do require a bit of skill and a lot of guitar knowledge, but they’re extremely fun to show off and play.Full Body
A full body 12-string electric guitar is just like a 6-string in construction. It is equipped with pickups to produce sound, and must be plugged into an amplifier. Like a regular 12-string guitar, you produce sound by plucking or strumming two strings at once. There are quite a few different types of full-body 12-string options. Right-handed 12-string electric guitars are the most common, but there are models for left-handed players as well.Guitar Kits
Since a 12-string electric is not terribly common, you also have the option of building your own from scratch with a kit. Look for a kit that includes everything you need to build the guitar, including the strings. This way, you can assemble the guitar yourself, with all of your own customisation built in.