So I've been playing the guitar for a while, and I'm comfortable with different styles of music (classical, blues, a bit of jazz, folk etc.) and I have a few different guitars (an acoustic steel string, a nylon string classical, and an electric.)
I'm looking to buy a 12 string, but I don't really know much about them. I know I like the sound that they produce, but that's it.
I just want to have some general info before I go out and get it, namely -
- Are the strings the same as a regular 6 string? What kind of strings are the higher octave strings on the lower notes?
- What gauge strings do I get? I've heard the tension is a lot higher on them, so lighter gauge strings? Or with that cause some buzzing while playing chords?
- Are there any "common" problems that I should look out for (i.e., the cheaper ones warp quickly etc.)?
As I mentioned before, I don't really have any information about them, and I don't want to purchase one blind, so to speak. Any help would be wonderful!