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❌ SOLD ❌ 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.

A 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 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: $1150 CAD
  • Model: B25-12
  • Year: 1965
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 277008
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 01/08/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including Hard case
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 50.8mm 2in
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