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Dean Tradition 12-string Acoustic Guitar
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The Dean Tradition 12-string dreadnought acoustic guitar is well balanced, with a full bass, plenty of treble, and lots of volume. The Tradition 12-s...Click To Read More About This Product
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With a slightly wider neck the tradition 12-string guitar is great for a variety of musical styles.
The Dean Tradition 12-string dreadnought acoustic guitar is well balanced, with a full bass, plenty of treble, and lots of volume. The Tradition 12-string features a solid spruce top with mahogany sides and back, die-cast Grover tuners, and an abalone rosette. This quality guitar from Dean will definitely expand your musical horizons.
- 12-string dreadnought style guitar
- Solid spruce top
- Mahogany back & sides
- Mahogany neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Mother-of-pearl dot inlays
- 25-1/4" scale & 1-7/8" nut
- Wedge shaped rosewood bridge
- Grover tuners
- Abalone rosette
- Multi-ply binding
- 20 frets
- Gloss finish
- Made in Korea
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I have owned this guitar for 4 years and have had no problems with it. I may have gotten lucky and found one that was made exceptionally well. If you can find one that is structurally sound go for it. If not, i would buy an alvarez. They make a great Guitar and for the same price as the dean 12 string.
I purchased one of these about seven and a half years ago--looking for a great-sounding 12-string and not having a lot of money to spend.I found this to be one of the best-sounding 12-strings I'd ever played in this price range. But. . . .The "but" to this is that the great sound came at the cost of having to have the neck adjusted every time I changed the strings. Even though the dealer did not charge a lot for adjustments--paying $20 every two months on top of the cost of the strings made this a high maintenance item. The dealer said they only found out after selling about five of these that the necks on these are consistently unstable and they quit selling them.Dean has had numerous complaints about the instability issue and had refused to redesign the necks to correct the problem.If great sound is the primary factor, I can recommend it--especially if you have the tools and knowledge to do your own neck adjustments. If not, pass on this and if you play consistently you will easily spend the same amount in service fees for neck adjustments in two years as you would have spent for a more expensive guitar with fewer problems in that area.
I owned one of these for three years and regretted the purchase after the first month. I had to have the neck adjusted every time I changed the strings because the neck could not handle the change in tension each time. Owning this guitar made forced me to educate myself about some neglected aspects of guitar construction--it's not just about tone/sound. Unless one feels competent to do neck adjustments for him/herself, it's also about maintenance costs and Dean fails this test big time.The sound of the Tradition S12 is second to none in the price range--but the maintenance hassles mean the casual player/weekend warrior needs to keep looking or saving for the grail of 12-strings: the Guild F-512.