The Brunswick BD20012 model is a 12-string variant of the Dreadnought Acoustic guitar in the traditional style with squared shoulders and bottom. The name ‘Dreadnought’ comes from the early 20th century warships, epitomised by ‘HMS Dreadnought’. The name was coined because this new guitar shape was big and powerful, delivering much more impact than the smaller bodied instruments more common at that time.
The dreadnought body shape has proven extremely popular for the last century, and has become the ‘industry standard’ guitar shape across the world. It has been so popular simply because its dimensions and design allow the instrument to project the sound very effectively, being able to deliver a loud, clear tone and be heard as part of a band or ensemble.
12 string guitars have the lower 4 strings (E, A, D, G) tuned in Octaves, and the upper 2 strings (B, E) tuned in Unison. This addition of 6 extra strings creates a beautiful ‘chorus’ sound, thickening up the overall tone, making it sound like more than one instrument is playing together.
Brunswick’s 200 series are the perfect guitars for those looking to combine both performance with affordability. Using quality tonewoods and proven guitar technology, the BD200 range of guitars offers models to suit all tastes.