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The Twelfth Fret's Most Recent Instrument Arrivals

Jose Romero Flamenca Concierta, 1995

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Listed: 30/06/2022

Jose Romero Flamenca Concierta, 1995

This Jose Romero Flamenca Concierta was built during 1995 in Madrid, Spain in the traditional Blanca form and signed by Jose Romero. Jose Romero is one of the most respected builders in Madrid, and began his career at 14 as an apprentice to Jose Ramirez III. After working with Ramirez for eight years, Romero opened his own shop.

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Antonio Bernal Especial 10 Concierto Guitar, 2017

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Listed: 30/06/2022

Antonio Bernal Especial 10 Concierto Guitar, 2017

Built during 2017 in a workshop in Seville, Spain, the Antonio Bernal Especial 10 Concierto guitar is top of the range. It pairs with the Especial 10 Flamenco model, the key differences being the use of Indian Rosewood for the sides and back on the Concierto, and Cypress for the Flamenco.

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Fender American Standard Stratocaster Sunburst, 2012

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Listed: 30/06/2022

Fender American Standard Stratocaster Sunburst, 2012

The Fender American Standard Stratocaster debuted in late 1986 and was discontinued in 2016, replaced by the American Elite series. These were the heir to the venerable, original Stratocaster model introduced in 1954. Building on the undisputed success of the Telecaster, the Stratocaster has been one of the most successful musical instruments ever built.

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Manuel Gaci Mayoral Flamenco Blanca Guitar Natural, c.1965

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Listed: 29/06/2022

Manuel Gaci Mayoral Flamenco Blanca Guitar Natural, c.1965

Here we’re looking at a Manuel Gaci Mayoral Flamenco Blanca guitar, built around 1965 in Barcelona, Spain. Manuel Gaci Mayoral of Barcelona, Spain was considered a leading Flamenco builder in Catalonia during the 1960s and 70s.

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Gretsch G6128 Duo Jet With Bigsby Black, 2016

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Listed: 29/06/2022

Gretsch G6128 Duo Jet With Bigsby Black, 2016

Here’s a very clean, all original 2016 Gretsch G6128 Duo Jet in Black, with vintage-style Bigsby B3 V-cut tailpiece and Space Control bridge. This model uses the 1959 style electronics layout with two Filter ‘Trons – apparently not by TV Jones as there is no T designation – pickup selector, tone selector, plus individual and master Volume controls.

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⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1947

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Listed: 26/11/2020

⚌Reduced‼ Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1947

This Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe was built around 1947 based on the middle-position pickup type and location, control layout and the serial number. The serial is ‘75194’ with the 75 being a prefix for this model and the ‘194’ its production rank; this serial scheme was used from 1944 to 1950. The top is Laminate Spruce, the back and sides Laminate Maple and the neck a five piece layup of Maple and Walnut.

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Gibson Memphis ESDT-335 Figured Natural, 2012

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Listed: 29/06/2022

Gibson Memphis ESDT-335 Figured Natural, 2012

Here’s a very nicely figured and very good condition Gibson Memphis ESDT-335 in gloss natural finish, dated to Jul 11 2012 at the now-closed Gibson Memphis plant. The Gibson Memphis ESDT-335 is a slight variation on the standard ES-335, with the ‘ES’ standing as always for ‘Electric Spanish’. ‘Spanish’ refers to how the guitar is held and played, with one of the few other primary designations being ‘EH’ for ‘Electric Hawaiian’.

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Fender Postmodern Stratocaster CS Dakota Red, 2015

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Listed: 28/06/2022

Fender Postmodern Stratocaster CS Dakota Red, 2015

The Fender Postmodern Stratocaster was one of several models offered between 2015 and 2018, the Postmodern concept merging a number of modern features into traditional designs. Built by the Custom Shop, at least two versions of the Fender Postmodern Stratocaster (with choice of Maple or Rosewood fingerboards and a number of finishes, reliced or not) were joined in that year by Telecaster versions.

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Martin R-17 Archtop Guitar Natural Mahogany, 1937

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Listed: 28/06/2022

Martin R-17 Archtop Guitar Natural Mahogany, 1937

Listed from 1935 to 1941, the Martin R-17 was one of a few arched top, flat back models in the Martin catalog, featuring a Mahogany top, back and sides. Its sibling, the R-18, had a solid, shaped Spruce top with Mahogany elsewhere; Brazilian Rosewood was used for the head plate, bridge, and fingerboard. Early examples of both models used 12 fret necks but soon gained the more popular 14 fret configuration.

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Gibson J-160E Electric Flat-Top Sunburst, 1956

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Listed: 28/06/2022

Gibson J-160E Electric Flat-Top Sunburst, 1956

Introduced in 1954 and intended as a companion to the then-new Les Paul solidbody, the Gibson J-160E was one of the first mass production electrified steel string guitars. This model was discontinued in 1979, and is occasionally re-issued. One of the greatest contributors to the success of this model was a 1962 model’s appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, in the hands of one John Lennon. That was The Beatles first US performance, and made all their gear quite popular.

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Gibson Honeyburst Les Paul Standard, 2005

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Listed: 24/06/2022

Gibson Honeyburst Les Paul Standard, 2005

This Gibson Honeyburst Les Paul Standard was built during 2005 and is in very good, clean original condition with only light wear. At the time that this example was built, pickguards were not installed on models with figured tops, and the two mounting holes were not drilled. The original pickguard is not included and seems to be long gone.

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Gibson Goldtop Les Paul Classic Limited Edition with Bigsby, 2017

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Listed: 24/06/2022

Gibson Goldtop Les Paul Classic Limited Edition with Bigsby, 2017

This Gibson GoldTop Les Paul Classic Limited Edition is from 2017, with a Bigsby B7 unit added, apparently at the factory using Vibramate adapters, and with locking Grover RotoMatic tuners. Vibramate makes a number of adapters that allow reversible installation of US-made Bigsby products onto a wide range of guitar models, without permanent modifications to the instrument.

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Our Most Recent Amps and Electronics Arrivals

HarpGear Double Trouble HG2 Harmonica Amp Tweed, 2018

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Listed: 26/05/2022

HarpGear Double Trouble HG2 Harmonica Amp Tweed, 2018

The HarpGear Double Trouble HG2 tube harmonica amp is hand built in Ocala Florida by Brian Purdy. One of the most portable amps HarpGear offers, Double Trouble delivers 18 watts through a pair of 8 inch speakers, here Weber 8sigA 15 watt, 4 Ohm AlNiCo models.

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Fender Vibro-King 20th Anniversary Amplifier, 2013

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Listed: 08/04/2022

Fender Vibro-King 20th Anniversary Amplifier, 2013

Here’s a fantastic Fender Vibro-King 20th Anniversary combo amp from 2013, delivering 60 watts through a trio of ten-inch speakers.

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65 Amps Ventura Amplifier Head, 2013

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Listed: 27/03/2022

65 Amps Ventura Amplifier Head, 2013

The 65 Amps Ventura is aimed at studio and smaller venue players who need high quality but portable tube amplifiers. At 20 watts and under 20 pounds, this “Lunchbox” size amp is right on target.

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Music Man 112RD65 Combo Amplifier, 1981

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Listed: 27/03/2022

Music Man 112RD65 Combo Amplifier, 1981

Built from 1978 to 1983, the MusicMan 112RD65 has a self-explanatory name – 1×12 speaker, Reverb and Distortion, and 65 watts.

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Fender Twin Reverb Master Volume Silverface, 1973

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Listed: 25/03/2022

Fender Twin Reverb Master Volume Silverface, 1973

The Fender Twin Reverb Master Volume model was based on the Twin Reverb, launched in 1963, itself based on the Twin Amp that started its evolution with the 15-watt 1952 Twin.

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⚌Reduced‼ Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb Black, 2006

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Listed: 24/06/2021

⚌Reduced‼ Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb Black, 2006

The Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb Professional Tube Amplifier, built from 1995 to 2013, was part of Fender’s Professional Series, designed by the Custom Shop and built in the Fender factory. It is based on the Blackface versions of the classic 35 watt, 2×10 speaker Vibrolux Reverb, and uses a pair of Jensen speakers. And it comes stock with tilt-back legs! This example dates to 2006 and is in very good condition.

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Gallien-Krueger MB-200 Bass amp and Neo 112 Cabinet

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Listed: 23/06/2011

Gallien-Krueger MB-200 Bass amp and Neo 112 Cabinet

Here is the ultimate portable gigging bass rig. This 200 watt bass head is a leather light 2lbs. That’s right you heard me 2lbs. This thing is so small it can go in your gig bag. It has everything you need including a four band eq with a contour switch, XLR out and a headphone/line output. The tone is full and punchy with lots of low end and very nice clarity.

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