I recently bought a new Ibanez 12-string acoustic guitar on eBay. (It's a factory second -- I guess the finish isn't perfect, although I haven't really spotted a flaw -- which made it an absolute steal for $250, including shipping and handling. It even has electronics and can be plugged into an amplifier.) I hadn't played a 12-string guitar in ages, so I'd forgotten how hard they are to play, but this Ibanez is an incredible guitar for the price I paid. I can't say why I felt the need to have another guitar; however, I learned the basics of guitar-playing on my brother Kelly's 12-string back in the early 1970s, and it's a real throwback for me to have one after all these years.