I've have Epiphone Dove pro acoustic guitar, the most expensive I've ever bought. Around over 500 dollars. And recently I've been told that 12 gauge strings can cause the guitar's neck to bend over time and I'm not sure if this is true. I think part of learning music is learning your equipment and instruments better, hence I've come to you guys for better information.
Do 12 gauge strings really cause neck bend over time, if yes then over what period of time? (I really want this guitar of mine to last me around 8 years, and I won't be able to afford repair)
Is using 11 gauge or lighter a better option for guitar longevity? For those who might ask what sort of music I play, I play mainly play fingerstyle guitar.