There have been many stellar archtop guitar builders, but like the modern mandolin, it was invented by Orville Gibson in the closing days of the 19th century. In the mid 1950′s, Gibson introduced the Thinline archtop with the Byrdland and a few years later the semi-hollow ES-335. These designs are the basis for most modern archtop and thinline guitars. The Twelfth Fret carries a range of new, high quality archtops and thinline guitars. We set up instruments to the player’s requirements and we ship worldwide.
This brand-new Douglas Harrison GB Custom thinline, chambered archtop guitar is just passing through, and we had to show it off.
The Gibson Memphis ES-335, sometimes classed as Custom Shop, is exceptionally well put together and these guitars demonstrate the versatility of the design.
The Harrison GB Custom is based on a guitar originally built for Gary Benson - a thinline, chambered and arched top body with a single
Since its first appearance in 1952, there have been a fair number of versions of the Les Paul. From Memphis, the Gibson ES Les
Here's something brand new, and a scoop on the Gibson website - from Memphis, the Gibson ES-275 thin hollow body archtop in classic cherry lacquer.
Introduced in 2007, the Gibson ES-339 follows the successful path of the ES-335 thinline archtop electric line but with a body just larger than a
The new Duesenberg Caribou thinline electric takes its cues from the American west and is inspired by iconic surf riffs and the classics 60’s sounds.
The new Duesenberg Fullerton TV is named after two things - their new US office in Fullerton, California and Gibson's vintage TV white finish.
Until January 2nd, all Eastman flat top guitars, archtop guitars, and mandolins except for the MD300 series, come with a $100 Twelfth Fret gift certificate!