Hauver’s Holzapfel Jumbo 12 String Guitar is based on the design of Carl C. Holzapfel built in Baltimore, Maryland between 1898 – 1905. It is ladder braced combined with two tone bars which contribute to its distinctive sound. Its unique features include a zero fret at the nut, the two tone bars and a six pin bridge for holding twelve strings. These features set it apart from other guitars of its time.

See the Holzapfel 12 String Guitar being played on YouTube.


  • Sitka Spruce top
  • Mahogany sides, back and neck
  • 25.4″ scale
  • Zero fret at nut
  • Nut width: 1 7/8″ or custom
  • Ebony or rosewood bridge and fingerboard
  • Herringbone rosette and top purfling
  • Bound top
  • Adjustable truss rod with two carbon fiber neck rods
  • Body length: 20 ½”
  • Width at upper bout 11 ¾”
  • Width at lower bout 16″
  • Body depth at upper bout 4″
  • Body depth at lower bout 4 7/8″
  • Hardshell case included

Cost: $3,200.00

Hauver Guitar Holzapfel 12 String handmade in Sharpsburg MD