Froggy Bottom Model B12 Steel String Acoustic Guitar

With the revival of interest in older 12 fret guitars, many of our clients have found this 12-fret jumbo to be their favorite instrument. Coupling the richness and balance of a 12-fret guitar with the power of by an instrument of this size, the B12 remains a popular choice.

With a longer scale length of 27″, the Model B is also our standard Froggy Bottom Baritone guitar. With this scale, these are usually tuned down to either B or C and strung .015 – .070″.


Froggy Model B12

B12 Twelve String Guitars

We have made a number of B Model 12-strings with a 25.25” scale for use with light gauge strings (.012 – .054″) at standard pitch.

Available as a 12-string with a 26 ” scale (originally designed for Blues master Paul Geremia), this is THE model for those of us who love the old Stella 12-strings of Willie McTell and Leadbelly. This scale guitar is designed be tuned down a whole tone.

What the %#*@ is that?

II remember the first time I played my Froggy Baritone at the Ovation Center in Madison, Wisconsin – one of the greatest music venues in America. I forget the sound guy’s name (he’s been there forever), but starting the sound check, I play the first few notes on it and he literally yells from the top deck, “What the %#*@ is that?”

Its a Froggy baritone.

Yeah, I should have known it was a Froggy, but the baritone thing is new to me.

And I said, ‘It’s new to me, too.’

I get that wherever I go.


B12 Model Specs

Body Width:
16 1/2″
Body Length:
Body Depth:
4 1/2
Scale Length:
25 1/4
(12-string:26″, baritone:27″)
Nut Width:
1 3/4
(variable at no charge)

Model B12 Prices

These prices reflect only the basic grade and wood choices for this model. Our price list has prices for specific custom options. Our current prices, effective March 1, 2023, are subject to change without notice.

B12 standard / deluxe / limited
mahogany 8740 / 9895 / 11,270
rosewood 8740 / 9895 / 11,270
maple N/A / 10,720 / 12,095
walnut N/A /11,655 / 13,030
koa N/A / 12,865 / 14,400