It makes a standard electric guitar sound like a twelve string electric. If you desire a twelve string acoustic sound, you need to add an acoustic simulator pedal. A chorus pedal on top of a simulator helps for some situations. Then it's spot on for dead or alive, mama I'm coming home, wish you were here . The down side is, if you hold on a bar chord, you can get a 'synthy' sound from the top two strings which isn't a good thing. Sounds good with higher output pickups. It doesn't sound as good to me with underwound pickups.