The Twelfth Fret - Guitarists' Pro Shop
2132 Danforth Ave Toronto Canada | Sales: 416-423-2132 | Service: 416-423-1554 | sales@12fret.com

Archtop and Thinline Guitars

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.


2016 Gibson ES-345 VOS 1964, Bigsby and Varitone, Olive Drab

The 1964 Gibson ES-345 VOS 1964 in Olive Drab Green finish is a historically accurate re-creation of this much loved semi-hollow electric archtop guitar.

2016 Gretsch G6122T Player’s Edition Country Gentleman

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.

Passing Through- 2016 Douglas Harrison GB Custom Archtop Guitar

This brand-new Douglas Harrison GB Custom thinline, chambered archtop guitar is just passing through, and we had to show it off.

Duesenberg Caribou Thinline

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.

Duesenberg Fullerton TV

The new Duesenberg Fullerton TV is named after two things - their new US office in Fullerton, California and Gibson's vintage TV white finish.

Eastman Sale at The Twelfth Fret!

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!

Eastman 405E Archtop Electric

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

Danelectro Baby Sitar

The Danelectro Electic Sitar and Danelectro Baby SItar were in some ways the most successful of their design - they was the sound of

Danelectro 12 String Electric Guitar

Just in and brand new! The Danelectro 12 String Electric Guitar takes a page from the historic Danelectro instruments that appeared on so