Welcome to Vintage and Used Instruments at The Twelfth Fret! We carry a wide and frequently changing variety of vintage and used instruments in many price ranges, from recently purchased items to centuries-old antique pieces. We can’t possibly do full features on everything that comes into our shop, so if you’re looking for something specific, contact us with the link to the right – in the meantime, here are some of the items we carry. Don’t forget to check out our Just In page for the most up to date listings!
Travis Bean instruments are pretty rare. Built from 1974 to 1979, Travis Bean guitars and basses featured aluminum necks with wood fingerboards and
From 1855 to 1898, the S. S. Stewart company built banjos in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These were widely promoted and very popular instruments.
As a response to the folk wave of the late 1950's and early 1960's, the Gibson RB-175 banjo was introduced in 1962. An open-back model,
One of their last solidbodies, the Ovation UKII 1291 Ultra Kaman is a very interesting instrument. Many novel features are found on this high-quality
The Hofner 500/1 violin bass is one of the most recognisable instruments on earth. Immensely popular in the 1960s due to its association
Here we have a 1987 Manuel Bellido Classical Guitar, built with a spruce top and Indian Rosewood for the back and sides. The neck
On October 28 2015, the Twelfth Fret Guitarists' Pro Shop was proud to host an evening with Gibson Acoustic. We were joined by Gibson Product
The Gibson Pat Martino Custom thinline archtop is an excellent example of form following function. A fairly thin, chambered mahogany back is capped with
The Gibson LeGrand custom archtop was built as the Johnny Smith model between 1961 and 1998, and was reborn as the Gibson Le Grand in