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.
One of the true classic guitars that's appeared on countless stages and recordings, the Gretsch Country Gentleman has been updated in the Player's Edition.
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 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!
This cool Eastman 405E just came in the door! Similar in construction to the Eastman 403CE, the 405 is a non-cutaway archtop with a
The Danelectro Electic Sitar and Danelectro Baby SItar were in some ways the most successful of their design - they was the sound of
Just in and brand new! The Danelectro 12 String Electric Guitar takes a page from the historic Danelectro instruments that appeared on so