For a few months now i'm looking for a 12 string acoustic guitar. Decision process is as complicated as choosing another hifi component (and also as rare). Much worse, my ears have become equally sensitive here (do not pretend to have "good" ears though...) Anyway, my favourite (and currently only acoustic) guitar is a Guild Orpheum Jumbo NT (out of production now) which i love for both sound quality and playability (?). So the 12 string should not be too far away here. Played at home, both strumming and fingerpicking. I hoped a cheaper instrument would make it, but even the range of ~1.000 € [Martin D12X1, Taylor 150e] was disappointing compared to the 2.000+ € range, esp. Taylor 356CE NT (currently my favourite, favouring even over the 456/556 models). The Taylors have coated Elixir strings - for my 6 string Guild i do prefer D'Addario EXP by far... Unfortunately, i could not test Guild F1512 (affordable) or F512 (mentally felt too expensive for a rather rarely played instrument), yet. So, what guitar/string combination do you recommend?