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Old 01-16-2020, 05:01 PM
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Some dealers have the opinion no 12 fret should be strummed and you need a 14 fret for that but I disagree. Personally, think its up to you just like with any guitar as to how much oomph you want...some people like a more balanced sound or more bass or more boxy or bright. Typically everyone says a 12 fret gives you more warmth or power because of the bridge placement. To each his own!

Plus its a matter of how close you want the headstock to you and comfort, etc. so a lot more goes into it as your technique may change as to how you perceive the playing, sound, or how fast you attack.

Let us know once you find it! I like bass/warmth and have short arms so I tend to like 12 fretters personally. 14 fretters sound much more balanced to me which is good/bad depending on what you want.
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:19 PM
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I enjoy strumming my Taylor 322 12-Fret and Alvarez MPA66. Both are warmer than Tomís Rickenbacker in American Girl, but you can dig on them pretty good and coax lots of tone depending on string and pick choices. For a brighter sound, each is offered in spruce as well.
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:43 PM
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There are many methods of chording.

Many of us play all six string shapes which is really playing TWO chords, as a basic major or minor chord only requires one Hey note, a 3rd and a 5th.

And with the CAGED chords you play both twice (with a full 6 string strum).

Have a look at this :

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Old 01-16-2020, 07:56 PM
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Lots of folks have commented positively about the 000-15SM, and I will agree that it holds up just fine to vigorous strumming.

Keep in mind that, when still brand new, it will be kind of stiff and you might think it can't handle it, but it will eventually open up and yield to a strong right hand.
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Old 01-16-2020, 11:26 PM
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My 12 frets sound great strummed.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:05 AM
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I am really more of a strummer than a picker but will often insert basic melody lines in my strumming. Love my martin 000-15SM. I find the wider neck very comfortable (same thing/same width on my new D-18 too). The 12 fret body in the 000 size sounds more full and robust to me than 14 fret.
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Old 01-17-2020, 02:37 PM
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Hi,

Are there any 12-fret acoustics that are good for strumming ?

Thanks!
Yep! My Martin D-1 Custom all-mahogany 12-fret dread is a monster for strumming. Or finger picking. It's HUGE sounding!

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Old 01-17-2020, 03:05 PM
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yes there are.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:49 PM
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Like others, I strum my 000-15sm all the time. Great fingerpicker as well.
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