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❌SOLD❌ Jerry Jones Neptune 12 String Electric Red, 2008


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The Jerry Jones Neptune 12 is now a fairly unusual guitar, based on vintage Danelectro designs, and was one of the best affordable electric 12’s available before Jones closed in 2011. The plant had run since 1981 and in April 2011, Jerry Jones retired and the entire contents of the plant were sold at auction.

Danelectro instruments and amplifiers were built from 1946 to 1969, guitars under that name from 1954 and had an unusual construction scheme. The bodies were built with lightweight wood outline, perhaps of pine or poplar, and the top and back were Masonite with textured vinyl edging on the sides. The necks were Maple with hardwood fingerboards, sometimes Rosewood. The electronics featured ‘lipstick tube’ pickups, so called because.. that’s what the covers were. Nathan Daniel wrapped wire directly around a magnet, and used inexpensive lipstick tubes as cases.

The Jerry Jones Neptune 12 uses the same type of construction as the original Danelecto 12s. The body is a hardboard like Masonite, here in red, and the sides have a light tan vinyl edge. The neck is Maple with a Rosewood fingerboard. Unlike the originals, however, Jerry Jones used a fully adjustable bridge. Modern lipstick tube pickups were created for these models, and they were available with one to three pickups.

Here we’re looking at a Jerry Jones Neptune 12 built during 2008 at the Jones plant in Nashville. It’s red, and in all original, very good clean condition. It plays well, and the neck is wide enough to allow easy clean chording. The fully adjustable bridge is a dramatic improvement over the original rosewood sliver bridges, allowing excellent tuning throughout the neck.

This model is sold with a rectangular Fender style hard shell case.

Price: $1,050.00 CAD
  • Model: Neptune 12
  • Year: 2009
  • Finish Red
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 088181
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 24/03/2020

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.26lbs 3.3kg
  • Scale Length: 25in 635mm
  • Nut Width: 1.71in 43.5mm
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