Recently I was looking to upgrade my acoustic and I came here and got some great advice, so I thought it would be a good place to start my search for a 12 string as well. I have never owned a 12 string, but have played them in shops and just love the sound that they make. I am looking for a good quality guitar, but for a price around 400 or so in-case I just don't stick with it. I have been looking into some fender models like the CD160 and villager as well as the cheaper cd100. Of course my ideal guitar would be solid wood and American made, but I am almost certain that will be impossible in this price range. So just give me any direction or pointers on some guitars to look at. I live a good distance from any large cities so it is harder for my to track down good used stuff besides what is usually over priced at local pawn shops, but would be open to used if I could find it.