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.

More stable than any instruments I have ever used

Michael built me a Brazilian rosewood 12-string with the old German spruce on it. That 12-string did exactly what I wanted it to do. I could use it at lower tunings with medium gauge strings and I could get quite a growl out of it and it would intonate properly.

Michael’s guitars are more stable than any instruments I have ever used. Here in New England, we live in a climate where things change so often. And his guitars cycle a lot less than the instruments of other guitar makers.


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.

Model B12deluxe / limited
mahogany9895 / 11,270
rosewood9895 / 11,270
maple10,720 / 12,095
walnut11,655 / 13,030
koa12,865 / 14,400