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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Traditional 12 String Model Ebony, 2012


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Here is a rarity a 2012 Gibson Les Paul Traditional 12 string, model LPTD12EBCH1 built in a run of 225, 75 in Ebony finish.  It is uncommon to see a 12-string Les Paul in the flesh.

Based closely on the six-string Traditional model, the Gibson Les Paul Traditional 12 looks at first just like a black Les Paul – until you notice the headstock with an extra set of gears. This limited edition model was introduced in 2011 for the 2012 model year and built in a relatively small number. Three finishes were available – Cherry Sunburst, Gold Top, and Ebony, as seen here. It uses the Traditional weight relief system, which is a series of approximately nine holes drilled into the Mahogany back, hidden once the Maple cap is applied. This reduces weight – a laudable goal – without seriously impacting tone. It may even make the guitar slightly more resonant.

For hardware, the Les Paul Traditional 12 again hews closely to the six string Traditional, but with Grover Mini-Rotomatics at the head to reduce weight and bulk. A standard tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece are used, as well as a Gibson 57 Classic pickup at the neck and a 57 Classic Plus at the bridge.

This guitar dates to August 3, 2012 and was built at the Gibson Nashville plant. It is in very clean condition with virtually no wear. The shipping plastics and stickers have been removed, and there is some very light smudging. Fret and fingerboard wear are negligible. It plays like a new Les Paul, except for the extra strings.

The original Gibson hard shell case is included.


Price: $3,999.99 CAD
  • Year: 2012
  • Finish Ebony Black
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 121620638 August 3rd, 2012
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Date Posted: 10/10/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 10.52lbs 4.78kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 628.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.72in 44mm
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