I have to say being the owner of many 12 string guitars in my lifetime...none I mean NONE compare to the sound of the Guild F-512. I have owned 3 other Guild 12 Strings, a Yamaha, a Hagstrom, a Jay Turser (Don't laugh it was a nice guitar), a Harley Benton and some others I can't seem to recall but the Guild F-512 well it is the Gold Standard of acoustic 12 strings for me just like Ric's are for electric 12's for many. I could tell a Guild with my eyes closed. I believe once my guitar purge is pretty much over I may buy one of these. For me personally it would be the cherry on top of my Guitar Collecting Sundae. Anyway - hope you enjoy the orchestra!