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The Twelfth Fret's Most Recent Instrument Arrivals

Carvin SH550 Thinline Electric Guitar, 2003

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Listed: 19/02/2020

Carvin SH550 Thinline Electric Guitar, 2003

The Carvin SH550 thinline archtop electric is still available from the successor to Carvin – Kiesel Guitars, run by descendants of Lowell Kiesel, founder of Carvin. Based on a carved Flame Maple top on a chambered Mahogany back with Mahogany neck and Indian Rosewood fingerboard, this is a very nice guitar aimed towards jazz players. This Carvin SH550 dates to around 2003 based on the owner’s recollection. Precise dating information is not available.

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Fender 1969 Stratocaster Rev Headstock Closet Classic Sunburst, 2013

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Listed: 19/02/2020

Fender 1969 Stratocaster Rev Headstock Closet Classic Sunburst, 2013

Here’s something by definition unusual – a Fender 1969 Stratocaster Rev Headstock Closet Classic, Custom Team built and dated to July 12, 2013. This guitar comes with the original Fender custom order documents – the Dealer Spec Sheet, Shop Floor Traveller sheet, the Certificate of Authenticity and a Limited Edition #107 certificate.

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Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard Mastertone Banjo, 2001

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Listed: 19/02/2020

Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard Mastertone Banjo, 2001

Built from 1994 until a devastating flood hit Nashville in 2010, the Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard banjo reproduced the classic banjo that used by Scruggs. At first, the model was just named ‘Earl Scruggs’. The word ‘Standard’ was added in 1992, because two newer Scruggs models were introduced for the 1992 year, the ’49 Classic and the Golden Deluxe. Gibson Banjos,  including the Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard Mastertone Banjo,  are no longer available.  

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‼️Reduced‼️ Kauer Daylighter Express Deluxe Sunburst, 2012

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Listed: 26/11/2019

‼️Reduced‼️  Kauer Daylighter Express Deluxe Sunburst, 2012

The Kauer Daylighter Express Deluxe is now discontinued but like other Kauer models is not a slavish copy of other designs, but tries to make real improvements. Kauer Guitars are made by Doug Kauer in Elk Grove, CA, with the goal of delivering a well balanced, comfortable instrument with a clear and articulate tone and lots of dynamic range.. His guitars blend design cues from many sources, and work quite well.

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Schecter R Reaper-6 in Satin Charcoal Burst

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Schecter R Reaper-6 in Satin Charcoal Burst

The Reaper-6 by Schecter is a workhorse of a performance guitar with sleek lines and custom shop level looks that are certain to stand out!
The first thing you notice on the Schecter R Reaper-6 is the satin charcoal burst on the poplar burl wood top. The unique wood grains provide a slightly different look on each guitar. The super comfortable arm bevel reveals the natural swamp ash body which has a great balance of warmth and treble snap.

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Maurer 551 by Larson Brothers. Steel String Guitar, late 1920s

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Listed: 14/03/2018

Maurer 551 by Larson Brothers. Steel String Guitar, late 1920s

This Larson Brothers Maurer 551 dates to the late 1920s and uses an Auditorium sized body, 15 inches wide. As was often the case in the period, there is no serial number and records are scarce, so it is difficult to date exactly. The top is Spruce, the back and sides are Brazilian Rosewood, with a number of old repairs to both. The neck is mahogany, with Ebony used for the fingerboard and bridge. The scale length is a modern 25.6 inches, and the nut width a fairly wide 1.9 inches. The finish base is original but there are a number of touchups and some overspray.

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Shopworn Gibson ES Les Paul Pelham Blue, 2016

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Listed: 14/02/2020

Shopworn Gibson ES Les Paul Pelham Blue, 2016

We’ve previously listed this now shopworn Gibson ES Les Paul in Pelham Blue, built during 2016 at the now-closed Memphis plant. Since then, it’s suffered a small bit of finish damage near the pickup selector switch, and we’re offering it at a reduced price. One guitar bumped into another while being replaced on the rack, and the resulting dent broke out a small amount of the Pelham Blue finish.

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Beltona T105 Tricone Round Neck Guitar Nickel, 1994

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Listed: 05/07/2019

Beltona T105 Tricone Round Neck Guitar Nickel, 1994

The Beltona T105 Tricone was one of the early products of Beltona, founded in the UK by Steve Evans and Bill Johnson in 1990. Respectively a luthier and engineer, Evans and Johnson first sought to build instruments for themselves that were, at the time, not readily available in the UK. In 1998, Beltona moved to New Zealand,

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New Michael Messer Blues Guitars

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Listed: 13/02/2020

New Michael Messer Blues Guitars

We’re excited to share with you, new Michael Messer Blues guitars!  These MM latest guitars have a newer finish, and less blue tones than the previous models.  This model is designed by Michael Messer with a special alloy, biscuit-cone for well balanced, authentic Delta-Blues tone and great sustain and volume. Messers have a big, chunky, pre-war style neck which is fitted with a modern fully adjustable truss rod.

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Godin Multiac Grand Concert Satin Gloss, 2002

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Listed: 13/02/2020

Godin Multiac Grand Concert Satin Gloss, 2002

The Godin Multiac Grand Concert has become a very successful and immensely practical instrument, and is based directly on the Gibson Chet Atkins CE Classical Electric from 1981.
By the early 1980s, Chet Atkins had shifted largely to playing nylon string guitars, but the instruments available at the time were strictly acoustic and not really suited to the realities of touring, and amplified or broadcast stages. On Atkin’s request, Gibson produced two models of a solidbody nylon string guitar, using Mahogany for the neck and a slab body, adding a Spruce top.

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Larrivee LSV-11 Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar, 2006

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Listed: 13/02/2020

Larrivee LSV-11 Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar, 2006

Designed with fingerstyle players in mind, the Larrivee LSV-11 features a slightly smaller, cutaway L body with a relatively short 24.8 inch scale length. This early Larrivee LSV-11 example dates to August 11, 2006 and was built at the Larrivee shop in Oxnard, California. It features the cutaway LS body and pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, Mahogany for the body blocks, linings and neck, and Ebony for the pyramid-style bridge and ivoroid-bound fingerboard.

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Larrivee OMV-05 Steel String Guitar, 2006

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Listed: 12/02/2020

Larrivee OMV-05 Steel String Guitar, 2006

The Larrivee OMV-05 combines several influences into one very nice, very responsive guitar ideal for fingerstyle. The cutaway OM body shape and size provides a well rounded, even frequency response and Jean Larrivee’s classical background appears in the 650mm scale length and fairly wide 45mm nut. Now out of production, this Larrivee OMV-05 dates to October 20, 2006 at Larrivee’s shop in Oxnard, California. It features a Sitka Spruce top paired with Central American Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks, and neck.

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Our Most Recent Amps and Electronics Arrivals

‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Super Reverb Silverface ‘Drip Edge’, 1969

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Listed: 14/11/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Super Reverb Silverface 'Drip Edge', 1969

The Fender Super Reverb was built from 1963 to 1982, and was one of Fender’s physically largest combo amps – though the most powerful combo was the Twin Reverb. The Super Reverb delivered 40 watts as ‘Blackface’, then 45 watts as ‘Silverface’ and ultimately 70 watts for models after 1977, through four ten inch speakers. The Twin Reverb, in contrast, used a pair of twelve inch speakers to deliver 85 watts, ranging up to 100 ultimately 135 watts in 1977.

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Fender Princeton Reverb Silverface Amplifier, 1979

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Fender Princeton Reverb Silverface Amplifier, 1979

The Fender Princeton Reverb amp appeared in 1964 as an upgrade to the Princeton amp that had been evolving in Fender’s lineup since 1948. Topping out at 12 watts through a 10 inch speaker, the Princeton found itself on many stages and studios. Though fairly low powered, it was not exactly a student or practice amplifier. 

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Fender Pro Combo Amp Brownface, 1962

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Listed: 03/02/2020

Fender Pro Combo Amp Brownface, 1962

Built from 1946 to 1965 in evolving forms, the Fender Pro Combo amp was the largest of three amplifiers offered when Fender opened. It was replaced in 1966 by the Pro Reverb.
From its first 18 watt incarnation to its 40 watt exit in favour of a Reverb-equipped model, the Fender Pro combo amp featured a single 15 inch speaker. As a higher powered amp, its ‘Harmonic Vibrato’ circuit differs from that used on models past the Vibrolux.

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Henriksen The Blu Six Amplifier

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Henriksen The Blu Six Amplifier

Henriksen The Blu Six Amplifier is professional-grade through and through with the same great tone as The Bud same great sound but 5 lbs lighter. The Henriksen The Blu Six Amplifier has a 5-band graphic EQ, FX loop, reverb, full 48 volt phantom power and a Bluetooth auxiliary input for backing tracks or set break music.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Tone King Imperial 1×12 Combo Amp Turquoise-White, 2010

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Listed: 10/09/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Tone King Imperial 1x12 Combo Amp Turquoise-White, 2010

Here we’re looking at a Tone King Imperial sporting Turquoise / White dress and in great condition. This amp was hand built in Mark Bartel’s Tone King shop in Baltimore, MA. In 2010, Premiere Builder’s Guild had just purchased Tone King, which they held till they closed in 2016, ending Bartel’s association with the brand. Tone King is now part of Boutique Amps Distribution, and from 2017 Mark Bartel builds amps under his own name.

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Henriksen Bud TEN Amplifier

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Henriksen Bud TEN Amplifier

The Henriksen Bud TEN is different. Henriksen Amplifiers are all about tone first, the incredibly portable size and feature set of The Bud Ten were developed around sound

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Demeter Fat Control Mid Boost Buffer Pedal

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Demeter Fat Control Mid Boost Buffer Pedal

The Demeter Fat Control Mid Boost Buffer Pedal is the ‘standalone’ pedal version of the Demeter Mid Boost circuit.  We’ve carried the installable version for some years, and this version lets you fatten up any instrument. 

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‼️Reduced‼️ Henriksen JazzAmp 110, 2010

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Listed: 02/07/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Henriksen JazzAmp 110,  2010

Designed and built to meet the needs of working Jazz Guitarists, the Henriksen JazzAmp quickly established itself as solid and reliable with great tone and a huge amount of volume in a small package!

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Mission 5E3 Deluxe Tweed Kit Amplifier, 1990s

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Listed: 19/12/2019

Mission 5E3 Deluxe Tweed Kit Amplifier, 1990s

The Mission 5E3 Deluxe Tweed kit by Bruce Collins in Boulder, Colorado was sold for a number of years and was one of the few ways to get the sound and look of a mid-1950’s Fender Deluxe amp.

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Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue, 1999

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Listed: 19/12/2019

Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue, 1999

The Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue delivers a full, rich tone in a compact 22 watt 1×12 package, and has been one of the most used guitar amplifiers.

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Gibson GA5 Les Paul Junior Amplifier, 1955

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Listed: 18/12/2019

Gibson GA5 Les Paul Junior Amplifier, 1955

Built from 1954 to 1957, the Gibson GA5 Les Paul Junior amp was one of Gibson’s early entries into the world of in-house built guitar amplifiers.

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Gretsch Electromatic Amp by Valco, Tweed 1955

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Listed: 18/12/2019

Gretsch Electromatic Amp by Valco, Tweed 1955

The Gretsch Electromatic Amp was part of a line of amplifiers produced for Gretsch by Valco, who also built amps under names like National, Supro, and Oahu.

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