12-string guitars

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Scope note
Guitars with twelve strings in six courses, most commonly found in acoustic iterations, but also exist as electric guitars. The instrument likely emerged in the last decades of the 19th century and was probably inspired by other double-course instruments, such as the mandolin.
12-string guitars
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024