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Gibson B25-12 12 String Acoustic Guitar with Pickup, 1965


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In the 1960’s, 12-strings like the Gibson B25-12 were very popular, and the 12 was found on many recordings, in Canada especially Gordon Lightfoot’s.

Here we’re looking at a Gibson B25-12 from 1965, with some very practical modifications that make it a practical, gigging 12 string with a great vintage sound.

Originally, this model used a trapeze tailpiece and did not have a pin bridge. The trapeze has been removed – you can see a flash of red at the tail block where the original red tint was covered by the hinge plate. Yes, this guitar started with a cherry sunburst top, and that’s faded almost completely away.

An Indian Rosewood pin bridge has been professionally added, along with a Fishman Prefix + T pickup and preamp system, leading to an end pin jack and with the controls mounted on the bass side (where your set list might otherwise be taped).

The original Kluson tuners have been replaced with Schaller M6 Mini units.

This is a nice guitar to play. It’s got that Gibson warmth and sparkle, and the modifications add a lot of practical value to the package. No, it’s not strictly vintage any more, but that’s not always a bad thing.

A newer arched hard shell case is included.

Price: $2,000.00 CAD
  • Model: B25-12
  • Year: 1965
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 277009, built during 1965 in Kalamazoo, MI
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 26/04/2023

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.104lbs 2.32kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 628.6mm
  • Nut Width: 2.018in 51.27mm
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