Seagull Guitars: S12
I bought one about 15 years ago, came into a financial surprise and had to sell it... Now long after my 'missing' playing came to pass, I bought another 12-string Seagull S12. Nice clarity and tonal qualities beautiful finish. Mine is the soft lacquered one. I took that one as I'm partial to that style of finish and its discrete sounds from the guitar.
My son actually got me hooked on a 12 string and his happened to be an earlier model without the pickup. I was in love. I had a 6 string that didn't fill the bill and after playing his I bought my first one.. then my second.. that should be enough of an indication as to how pleasing both in price (Canadian under $700) and in the appearance.
I'm totally happy with the guitar although I had thought that a position for a strap would have come into the construction of the guitar and for that I miss a strap. I bought one and am looking at hooking it up to the cord plug-in at the back and perhaps a string type of affair around the headstock. It's not a heavy guitar so I feel that there would be an ok place to tie one up. Other than that its been a beautiful experience owning one...
I'd suggest to anyone who is looking for a 12 string to go to a dealer and play one...if its not in new condition find a new one.. this is what you'll be listening to for the first months of ownership.. good luck. Don