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Product Description


Not All Acoustic Guitars Are The Same!

This Lesson Pack (LSP12CEQ) 12 String Acoustic Guitar Pack is a great choice for learning to play, or as an inexpensive way to experiment with the lush, rich sound of a 12 String guitar. It comes with a cutaway (to reach the high frets) and a pickup with EQ (so that you can plug into an amp, PA system or recording system. Imagine how much quicker you will learn with a good quality guitar. With a great sound to inspire you and great design to make it easy to play, you'll breeze through the first stages of your playing.

Receive free exclusive access to video lessons when you buy a lesson pack guitar:

We are proud to offer you a series of online lessons designed specifically for beginning guitar students. This series of lessons was designed inhouse, to give you the best start to your musical career. This is what this lesson pack is all about - the stuff that nobody really tells you at the start of your guitar playing journey. Issues like holding the guitar, using a plectrum and some simple exercises to start you off.

So whether you're 7 or 70, take some time to check out the lesson pack and most importantly - be patient and have fun! Note that you would need to be logged into your Artist Guitar's account and you would have to subscribe to our Newsletter first to receive the link to the lesson program. You can UNSUBSCRIBE as soon as you get the link.

Here are the reasons why this guitar is great:

It has Steel Strings for a great sound. Watch the video above and have a listen to the audio clip to hear how it sounds. Most beginner guitars have nylon strings but unless you want to play classical or Spanish music, you may be disappointed. (If you do prefer the sound of a classical/Spanish style guitar we have a range available in our store).

It has a Low String Action (all our guitars are set-up at the factory for the optimum beginner playing level). String action is the measurement from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of the string. This is very important because a guitar with a high action is hard to play, a guitar with too low an action will buzz and sound bad. Artist Guitars are set up at the factory for the optimum level for a beginner.

It has a Built-in Pickup with EQ & Tuner so if you want to play through an amp or PA system, or even record, it's easy to connect your guitar up for a great sound.

A Truss Rod that allows you to correct for the effects of weather on the guitar help keep the neck straight and the action height the neck can be adjusted.

Comes included with a Bag to protect your guitar, Strap and Built-In Tuner - A tuner for a beginner is vital. A guitar needs to be tuned every time you play. As ours is built into the guitar its always in the right place. It's extremely simple to use so you will be using it correctly in no time at all.

Die-cast Machine Heads - This means your guitar will tune quicker, be more stable and stay in tune longer

Recommended by some of Australia's top guitar teachers.

We include a range of Support Materials including how to tune, how to read tab, basic chord shapes and much more.

Our price is always Lower Than a Retail Store (often by 30-40%) we keep our prices low by only selling our own range of guitars direct from the factory. Our business is built on offering a great value guitar at a great price.

Artist Guitars has been designing guitars for over 10 years and during this time we have developed a great working relationship with our factories to constantly improve the quality and value - we know how to get a great value guitar at truly unbeatable price!

We are so confident you will love your new Artist Guitar that we offer you:

100 Days 100% Money Back Guarantee, and a 3-year Warranty

Why wait to start learning Guitar when you could get one of our great LSP guitars and be playing in no time at all (We ship super fast)

The LSP Guitar Pack Includes:

  • LSP12CEQ 12 String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Cutaway
  • Built-in tuner and Preamp
  • Gig Bag to protect your instrument (with backpack style straps and pockets for your picks, extra strings, music)
  • Guitar Strap
  • 2 Medium Gauge Guitar Picks
  • Spare set of Strings

Our range of Lesson Pack guitars have been designed with the needs of beginners - we don't offer a confusing range of models in this area as we think getting the correct size guitar is the most important thing for a beginner, once you have been playing for a while you will find it much easier to know which style of music you want to play and we can recommend a great 2nd guitar for you.

The Lesson Pack range comes in 3 sizes:

  • LSP: (Full-Size Body) Full Scale
  • LSPS: (Small Body) Full Scale
  • LSP34: (3/4 Body Size) 3/4 Scale

The LSP is an ideal beginners guitar suited to adults or younger boys (from 15 up) - If you're on the smaller (or younger) side we suggest you check out the LSPS range or smaller. If the information is confusing and you would like some free advice just call us on our Toll-Free Number so we can help you to choose the perfect size for you.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: LSP12CEQ

Body Size: Full size Dreadnought


Top - Spruce
Back and Sides - Sapelle
Fingerboard & Bridge - Solid Eco-Rosewood

Neck: Truss Rod, Scale Length 25.5"", 50mm Nut

Machine Heads: Die-cast chrome

Decoration: Wooden inlay, pick guard, Multi bound Top, Bound Fingerboard, Back Stripe

Included Accessories: Pre-amp with Built-in Tuner, Gig Bag, Guitar Strap, Neck adjustment Allen key, Spare Set of Strings, 2 Strap pins.

Colour: Gloss Natural

Battery: CNR4 (9V)

Optional Hardcases: DC300, DFC701, DC350FTB

Optional Gig Bags: Bag42, HGBag42


Reviews (21)

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Awesome 12 string guitar

By: on 9 April 2024
Packaged really well great service sounds great

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it.

Great 12 string acoustic

By: on 28 March 2024
Package is great value everything you need to get started. Service was amazing and fast delivery well packaged

Artist Guitars Response
We appreciate the time you have taken to write a review. Thank you.

12 string

By: on 19 February 2024
For the price point, this is an excellent guitar. Surprisingly low action for a 12 string, and a pleasant tone. Shimmering highs and good bass. Best of all is this company's customer service which is the best I have ever received. Recommended!

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Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it.

Happy but mmff

By: on 9 January 2024
The 12 string is superb for the price and exactly what I ordered. Well packed and a bargain. There is one issue but frankly an expeted one. Its action is way high. I will have to bet it dropped. My comment is that a 12 string is a boutique guitar and those buying one have played one before and know that a low guitar that will be used occasionally is what they are looking for. ease of play is key. 12 strings have their own challenges and a high action adds to the challenge.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for your review and honest feedback on the guitar. We truly appreciated.

Beginners 12String guitar?

By: on 8 November 2023
Firstly, thank you Artist Guitars for a truly surprisingly great product and the opportunity to review this guitar. On first impressions the LSP12CEQNT is extraordinary value for money. An absolute bargain. I was going to buy another well known brand 12String @8 times the price, for no real reason I bought this instead and am really glad I did. Most beginner guitars are plain outright painful to play, are unstable, barely tunable and at best sound lousy, let alone a beginner twelve string. The LSP12CEQNT is surprisingly great and I really enjoy playing it. It arrived safely and in good order, due to proper packaging and an excellent courier service. On opening, everything was there as advertised on the site. The guitar is well finished, frets dressed/finished properly and strings in good shape. Put the supplied battery in its holder then tuned up to Eb via the built in chromatic tuner. The neck is slim with an action that is low and very comfortable, no buzzes anywhere along each string. What really surprised me was the tuning accuracy all along the neck. The sealed tuners are quite acceptable. The build quality is excellent for it’s price point. The sound? It is no top of the line Martin, Taylor or Guild, but they do not sound twenty times better than the LSP12CEQNT either, or in my case 8 times better than 12 string I was contemplating buying. Acoustically it sounds decent, and is good enough for me to write/arrange or demo on, as I said, I really enjoy working with this guitar. Out of curiosity I have made some professional quality sounding tracks with this guitar by using two good quality microphones “with” the on board preamp and a pro mixer. They sound great, without smothering it’s sound with big reverbs or chorus overkill, sadly too often used on YouTube reviews. The LSP12CEQNT is a decent sounding twelve string and plays really well straight out of the box. It is easy to tune, holds it’s tuning (stable) and is in tune all the way up the fret board. A capo works well on it too. I would rate the LSP12CEQNT an excellent beginner 12 String guitar, and honestly any competent guitarist could use this guitar professionally through any reasonable audio/PA system. It is a good instrument and with all good instruments, it is what you put into it you will get out of it. This guitar has plenty of potential for anyone to learn on or to simply enjoy playing. Over the years, I have played and worked on many twelve string guitars much worse with a market value of up to twenty times the retail price Artist Guitars are asking for the LSP12CEQNT. I bought a hard shell case as well, as it really is a guitar worth looking after. Thank You Artist Guitars, and thank you, the reader, I sincerely hope this review is of value to you. All the best. Brief background, over fifty years buying selling, playing /recording , building, repairing, retailing , valuing and collecting all major brands of guitars.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this detailed review. We really appreciate the support!

What a great value 12 string!

By: on 2 November 2023
In so many ways I've been pleasantly surprised with this guitar purchase. Not only was the shipping incredibly quick and well packed but I was then surprised with the guitar quality. Given the price point there's not much you could complain about. The tuners seem decent, finish was consistent and overall sounds great. If anything the action may be a little high but definitely not a show stopper.

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!


By: on 20 October 2023
Great service,my third purchase and not the last, artist guitars deliver what they say, great for me cheers.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for your feedback! Let us know if you have any questions.

12 String Guitar

By: on 18 October 2023
Very wholesome and melodious sound. Sounds really nice. Does require regular tuning.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you very much for the review. We really appreciate it.

Good guitar for the price

By: on 4 August 2023
Sound quality is good. The action, however is very high and makes it quite painful to play for some time. The string spacing is farther than my Cort 12-string back home, but it is acceptable. Once I have the time, I will loosen the strings and put lemon oil on the fretboard as it is covered with something powdery, making it very dry.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for leaving this feedback. This definitely helps us in improving our products and services. If you need further assistance, feel free to ring us or shoot us an email.

Artist LSP12CEQNT 12 string acoustic guitar

By: on 17 April 2023
I've been playing acoustic, electric and bass. Decided to buy this one as I didn't want to pay a fortune for one. I've purchased from Artist Guitars before and was not disappointed. This 12 String is value for money. The quality for the price is amazing. Sounds and feels great to play. Takes a bit of getting used to the tuning though. The strings on the guitar were oxidised from storage, but the spare set supplied, made it easy to re string. Very happy with my purchase.

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our products and service. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

Pretty good

By: on 13 February 2023
For its money, it's a good sounding guitar and plays pretty nicely. As it's advertised for beginners though, I would imagine it would turn off some players from 12 string guitar as the action decently high while being advertised as "low for beginners" as well as a pretty wide fretboard. The tuners don't hold tune super well either, but you get what you paid for and overall decent guitar for the price.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for sharing your honest feedback about the guitar. We do have a 100-days free returns for any purchase of our products listed as new. We have our customer covered with our 100-days free returns you may always contact us via email or call should our customers have any concerns about our products.


By: on 10 November 2022
I always loved the breadth and tone of twelve-strings, but I am a mediocre acoustic guitarist, so I was never able to justify investing in a brand one. Enter Artist Guitars, and sure enough, for a fraction of the money, you can now play that Wish You Were Here intro flawlessly in your own living room, and take any song you like to strum to a whole different level. Beautiful guitar, great tone, a fantastic introduction to the 12-string... One piece of advice: immediately tune it in D if you don't want to find yourself baffled as to why the high G keeps snapping on you.

Artist Guitars Response
We appreciate the honest and great review on the guitar. Thank you for taking the time in leaving us a review.


By: on 27 August 2022
Strings for 12 string guitar

Artist Guitars Response
Hi! Thanks for the review! We appreciate it. Cheers!


By: on 14 June 2022
This is my first 12 string and I was a little nervous about buying online sight unseen (or rather sound unheard?) Anyway, need not have worried. The finish is immaculate, the tuners are Goldilocks (and so many of them!), action is perfect and the electronics check out. The sound is really very good, the price of this quality is astounding. I'm already practicing Hotel California. Thanks AG!

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for the review! We really appreciate the support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out, we're always happy to help!

Artist 12 String Acoustic Guitar Pack

By: on 7 February 2022
After receiving my Artist 12 String Acoustic Guitar Pack I can not speak too highly of the quality of the product. The initial service I received as well as the follow up from Artist Guitars was first class and I would recommend them and this product to any prospective customer. Regards Jim Rooney

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Beginners 12 string

By: on 4 January 2022
I played a 6 string as an adolescent and when I saw the opportunity to try a 12 string (at an advanced age) I grabbed it -the holy grail. The entire package is fantastic. But the reviews sold me. I was looking at Fender etc (for the name I knew and lusted after as that adolescent) but was taken by the comments by experienced users. I am stoked - probably about to have a stroke - but it'll be worth it. Thanks Artists!!

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for taking the time in leaving the guitar a review. We are glad to hear that you are happy with your purchase.

Nice Sounding Beginners 12 String

By: on 29 November 2021
I bought this guitar as an ex-display. The guitar itself is generally well made and sounds great for a "beginners" guitar. It's actually better than a beginners guitar and sounds great. However being hung up for however long it was, there was a few issues with the guitar. Like most guitars, over time the freboard has shrunk slightly leaving the fret ends sharp. For me this was easily fixed. However the bridge also dried out and split between the retaining pins. Although Artist were awesome and we came to an agreement on repairs. I'd definitely recommend putting some fretboard oil on the bridge as well as the fretboard with these guitars with change strings. From new, I wouldn't expect any of these issues though and the guitar sounds great as a good 12 string should. Not boxy like some of the other budget guitars I've played.

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing your experience.

Drop 'Beginner' from the name - This guitar is ide

By: on 8 November 2021
I have picked up a few 12 strings over the years, from cheap to expensive. This one is streets ahead of the cheap ones and well on a par with those costing 5-10 times as much. The action, tone, and intonation are superb. It stays in tune too. If I was to level any criticism it would be that the machine heads are a little stiff, but it is not a big issue.

Artist Guitars Response
Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave a great feedback on this guitar. We really appreciate your support!


By: on 1 January 2021
Great company to deal with My wife loves the guitar looks great sounds beautiful Will be purchasing more in the future

Acoustic 12 string

By: on 7 February 2019
I have been looking for a good but inexpensive 12 string acoustic guitar for some time as it was the only guitar I did not have. I owned one when I was a teenager but sold it. Been playing on and off for 50 years and now spend all my time amusing myself playing all my 20 or so instruments. Found it with this one. Easy enough to play (won't be playing too many tunes on it) and has a great sound.

12 string of awesomeness

By: on 18 April 2018
If you want a reliable, totally solid 12 string this is the one for you. Honestly I've been playing for a little over 15 years it may say beginner but that is just a name. Honestly it plays like butter my students of only a few months can pick this up and play a few chords its that easy to play. Totally grabbed me by surprised the tone from this guitar is god like. The finish is flawless,Internation was spot on and my frets were level to a tee. Cant find a single flaw alll in all if you want a 12 string thats 1 easy to play,2 sounds amazing and 3 looks stuning then you've found it!

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