Best I can tell, this model ships with 12's. Now I once had a Washburn Rover which ended up with an uncomfortably high action after having 12's for a while - presumably the neck moved under the tension of the strings. Should I be worried about this with an Ami? It's a bigger guitar, which I presume would mean it had more bracing, but still I was thinking maybe 11's would impart a little less stress on the guitar. Maybe I'm over thinking this. Does anyone have an Ami? If so, what gauge strings do you use? Is there any rule of thumb that applies to a parlour size guitar?