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Barigo Hygrometer

Barigo Hygrometer

Throughout the year, it’s essential to measure the relative humidity in order to reach proper humidification levels, allowing you to add or remove the correct amount of moisture in the air. This measurement is done with an instrument called a hygrometer.

The Twelfth Fret carries a custom branded version of the Barigo Hygrometer. Barigo is a highly respected German manufacturer of measuring devices, and their hygrometer is one of the best available.

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Twelfth Fret Repair Shop Broken Headstock Fix

Twelfth Fret Repair Shop Broken Headstock Fix

One of the surprisingly common events that brings instruments to The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop is a broken headstock.

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2008 Collings MF Mandolin (consignment) SOLD

2008 Collings MF Mandolin (consignment) SOLD

This sunburst example of the Collings MF Mandolin from 2008 has been used as intended by a prominent bluegrass player. It is thoroughly played in, so along with the honest, well-earned wear and tear, its tone has fully developed.

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1921 Gibson Mandocello Style K1 SOLD

1921 Gibson Mandocello Style K1 SOLD

The Gibson Mandocello was built between 1902 and 1943, as the Style K1. The Style K2 was built from 1902 to 1922, and was basically a dressed-up version of the K1.

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Peter Coombe Mandola (consignment)

Peter Coombe Mandola (consignment)

This fine 1999 Peter Coombe Mandola is built with European spruce for the top, Tasmanian Myrtle for the sides, back, and neck, and ebony for the fingerboard and headplate. The pickguard is birds-eye maple, and it’s finished with a traditional varnish.

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Gibson F-9 Mandolin

Gibson F-9 Mandolin

The Gibson F-9 mandolin is a ‘no frills’ model featuring a carved and tuned spruce top and flame maple back, flame maple sides and neck, and a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Only the top is bound, and the instrument sports a satin finish in a vintage brownburst.

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