Fender Celebrates Guns N’ Roses Bassist Duff McKagan

Fender Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass - The Twelfth Fret

April, 2019  – Fender released the Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass the latest iteration of Fender’s collaboration with the Guns N’ Roses bassist and New York Times bestselling author. The newest model in Fender’s Artist Signature Series captures the true musical essence of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee McKagan. Best known for his work with Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver McKagan has had an epic music career, entertaining and inspiring countless fans.


Documentary Carmine Street Guitars

Documentary Carmine Street Guitars - The Twelfth Fret

27 March, 2019  Following screenings at the world’s most prestigious film festivals Carmine Street Guitars opens in Theatres across Canada on April 5th with exclusive engagements at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto.  Ron Mann’s latest feature documentary Carmine Street Guitars is an intimate portrait of the fabled Greenwich Village guitar shop. There, custom guitar maker Rick Kelly and his young apprentice Cindy Hulej build handcrafted guitars out of salvaged wood from historic New York buildings. 


Montreal’s Godin Guitars Feature (Globe and Mail)

Montreal's Godin Guitar - The Twelfth Fret

March, 2019  – “Over the years, they focused on a lot of little things, and it has really worked for them,” said Grant MacNeill, founder of The Twelfth Fret. For instance, the company hasn’t ignored smaller dealers, while much of the industry has shifted its attention to big chain stores. Godin has started shipping directly to dealers, circumventing distributors in a number of countries, and it has focused heavily on affordability, with many of its models under $1,000, Mr. MacNeill said. “They are very refreshing.”   *Read full article on Globe and Mail website titled –  “How Montreal’s Godin Guitars strummed its way to the top“.


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Open-Back Banjo Sale!

Openback Banjo Winter SALE! - The Twelfth Fret

Taylor Off The Map Sale!

Taylor 314ce Rosewood LTD Steel String, 2015 - The Twelfth Fret
SALE! Taylor 320e Mahogany Top Dreadnought Guitar - The Twelfth Fret


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