The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~


New Guitars at The Twelfth Fret!   The Twelfth Fret carries a very wide range of quality instruments and we ship worldwide.

Ovation Preacher Deluxe 1282 Black, 1978

Here’s an unusual piece – from the late 1970’s, an Ovation Preacher Deluxe model 1282 in largely original, good working condition.

John Larrivee Classical Guitar, 1969

Here’s a historical piece – a Larrivee classical guitar, built during 1969 in Toronto when John Larrivee was studying with Edgar Monch. This is one of Larrivee’s very first guitars, as evidenced by the label. The very first labels were hand typeset, and had two spelling errors, in the first and last names!

Gibson SG Special P90 Cherry, 1966

The Gibson SG Special first appeared with the new Les Paul body shape in 1961, and renamed to SG as the endorsement contract lapsed. It was built until 1978.

Gibson Les Paul Less Plus Sunburst, 2015

Appearing in 2015, the Gibson Les Paul Less Plus, or Less +, features a shallow, weight-relieved and contoured version of the classic Les Paul body construction.

C. F. Martin 00-14F Cutaway Custom Shop Guitar, 2017

During my recent Martin factory tour I was offered my choice of 14 select pre-built Martin Custom Shop guitars, including this Martin 0014F.

National ResoRocket WB Wood Rocket Single Cone Bendaway Resophonic Guitar

The Mahogany-bodied National ResoRocket WB combines the lovely sonority of a wooden body in a Bendaway single-cone instrument to create a unique National guitar.

Reduced! 1968 Baldwin Virginian Model 550 Thinline Acoustic Electric Guitar

By the mid 60’s Burns was a dominant name in the UK. The Virginian was the last guitar Jim Burns designed for his company,

C. F. Martin Custom Shop D-21 Goncalo Alves Tigerwood Sunburst, 2016

Here’s a Martin Custom Shop D-21, built during 2016 that features a spectacular body set of Goncalo Alves or Tigerwood, a South American hardwood found between Mexico and Brazil.

Gretsch Clipper 6186 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1958

Gretsch Clipper 6186 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1958

C. F. Martin OM-21 Steel String Guitar, 2012

The Martin OM or Orchestra Model design appeared in 1930, and has been built in various forms. The Martin OM-21 uses ’21’ level appointments – Indian Rosewood back and sides, single layer binding, and Ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard.

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