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The Twelfth Fret's Most Recent Instrument Arrivals

Fender Red Paisley Telecaster MIJ, 1994

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Listed: 11/11/2019

Fender Red Paisley Telecaster MIJ, 1994

In 1968, the Fender Red Paisley Telecaster appeared, used by one of the hottest players on one of the hottest stages – James Burton and Elvis Presley! Also available in a ‘Blue Flower’ finish – the same idea, but with flowers and a blue tint, these finished did not last long in the Fender catalog. These models have been reissued from time to time, and in 1994 and 1995 the Fender Red Paisley Telecaster was built for Fender Japan by Fuji-Gen Gakki in Matsumoto, Nagano Japan.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard Fretted Bass, 1999

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Listed: 04/07/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard Fretted Bass, 1999

The Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard is one of three trim levels for three RB versions – with 4, 5 or 6 strings, and fretted or unfretted. These are a chambered design, the Standard with Cedar top, and Walnut for the sides and back. The bridge is Rosewood with Bone saddle.

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‼️Reduced‼️ 2002 Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Blanca Guitar

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Listed: 19/01/2017

‼️Reduced‼️ 2002 Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Blanca Guitar

Pedro de Miguel refers to Pedro Perez and Miguel Rodriguez, who apprenticed with Ramirez in Madrid, Spain, becoming master craftsmen under Jose Ramirez III. Here we have a 2002 Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Blanca guitar. It is built in a mostly traditional manner, with the Spanish heel construction where the sides slot into the neck. However, it does not use traditional Flamenco pegs, but standard angled classical tuners, and this is a very practical improvement.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson Super 400 Archtop Guitar Natural, 1948

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Listed: 21/08/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson Super 400 Archtop Guitar Natural, 1948

The Gibson Super 400 features a large body – 18 inches wide – with a solid, carved Spruce top, Figured Maple sides, solid, carved Figured Maple back and a Maple neck with, at this point, an multi-bound Ebony fingerboard. In 1949, Rosewood was used for Super 400 fingerboards. The bridge is also Ebony.   Here, the top is braced with parallel tone bars, but some years had an X brace system.  

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Gibson J160E Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1956

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Listed: 07/11/2019

Gibson J160E Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1956

Introduced in 1954 and intended as a companion to the then-new Les Paul solidbody, the Gibson J160E 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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Greenfield GF Model Cutaway Steel String Acoustic, 2015

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Listed: 06/11/2019

Greenfield GF Model Cutaway Steel String Acoustic, 2015

Here is a fantastic Greenfield GF cutaway steel string guitar, built during May 2015 and signed inside the top by Michael Greenfield at his shop in Montreal, Quebec. The Greenfield GF uses the Florentine cutaway Grand Concert body design of the Greenfield G1, with an X-braced Sitka Spruce top, Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, Mahogany for the body blocks and neck, and Ebony for the headplate, asymmetrical bridge and bound fingerboard.

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‼️Reduced‼️ PRS Swamp Ash Special Trans Whale Blue, 2006

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Listed: 26/09/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ PRS Swamp Ash Special Trans Whale Blue, 2006

Built from 1996 to 2009, the PRS Swamp Ash Special features a solid Swamp Ash body with the trademark PRS contouring, a 22-fret bolt on neck and a center single coil pickup. Based on a built up, carved top block of Swamp Ash paired with a bolt on Maple neck, the Special is a straightforward model. A pair of humbuckers bracket a Seymour Duncan Vintage Rail single coil format pickup, with a pickup selector, master volume and push/pull master tone control providing coil tap options.

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‼️Reduced‼️ C F Martin 00-18 Steel String Guitar, 1962

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Listed: 13/05/2019

‼️Reduced‼️  C F Martin 00-18 Steel String Guitar, 1962

The C F Martin 00-18 steel string guitar has its origins in 1898, and was originally built with Rosewood back and sides until 1917, and braced for gut strings until 1923. It stayed in production until 1995, and was brought back online in 2016 with the occasional custom shop or signature model made available in the in-between time.In the form we’re most familiar with, the Martin 00-18 steel string guitar uses Martin’s smaller ’00’ sized body, using Sitka Spruce top and braces paired with Mahogany for the sides, back, 14-fret neck, and body blocks.

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Gibson ES330 Thinline Archtop Cherry 1969

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Listed: 06/11/2019

Gibson ES330 Thinline Archtop Cherry 1969

Built from 1959 to 1972, the Gibson ES330 is essentially the same as the 1961 ES-230 Epiphone Casino, a double cutaway, fully hollow model with a pair of P-90 pickups. From a short distance, the Gibson ES330 looks very much like the ES-335 models, but there is a key construction difference in the lack of the center block. The body is otherwise similar, with Laminate Maple for the top, back and sides, with Mahogany for the neck and a bound Indian Rosewood fingerboard.

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Frank Gay 8 Course Renaissance Style Lute, 1971

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Listed: 05/11/2019

Frank Gay 8 Course Renaissance Style Lute, 1971

This Frank Gay 8-Course Renaissance Style lute was built at the Gay Guitars shop in Edmonton, Alberta during 1971. Frank Gay was a prominent player and teacher in Edmonton, and clearly also a highly skilled luthier. His guitars were used by many top level Country artists, including Johnny Cash, Webb Pierce, Faron Young and Hank Snow.

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Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard Aged Natural

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Listed: 05/11/2019

Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard Aged Natural

The new Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass in seen here in the new Aged Natural finish, with new body contours, stock noiseless pickups, new electronics,  biflex truss rod, and a compound radius fingerboard!

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Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster Plasma Red Burst, 2019

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Listed: 05/11/2019

Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster Plasma Red Burst, 2019

New Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster Maple Neck in seen here in the new Plasma Red Burst finish, with new body contours, stock noiseless pickups, new electronics, biflex truss rod, and a compound radius fingerboard! This versatile, state-of-the-art instrument will inspire you to push your playing to new heights.

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Our Most Recent Amps and Electronics Arrivals

Carr Skylark 1×12 Combo Amplifier Black, 2014

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Listed: 07/11/2019

Carr Skylark 1x12 Combo Amplifier Black, 2014

The Carr Skylark is a small amp with big features – twelve tube watts into a single 12 inch speaker, tube reverb, and a built in attenuator control that can take the output power down to one-hundredth of a watt.

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Marshall Silver Jubilee Studio 2525c 5/20 Watt 1×12 Tube Combo Amplifier

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Listed: 10/09/2019

Marshall Silver Jubilee Studio 2525c 5/20 Watt 1x12 Tube Combo Amplifier

New Marshall Silver Jubilee Studio line includes the compact combo Model 2525c – and H for the head model – switchable from 5 to 20 watts, with an Effects Loop and DI output!
Marshall amplifiers have been built in the UK since the late 1950s. Like a number of other successful builders, Jim Marshall started building amps out of necessity; import duties on American amps like Fenders were so high that it made sense to use English familiarity with tube technology to build locally.

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Tone King Imperial 1×12 Combo Amp Torquoise-White, 2010

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Listed: 10/09/2019

Tone King Imperial 1x12 Combo Amp Torquoise-White, 2010

Built in Baltimore Maryland, the Tone King Imperial is a 6V6 based, 22 watt 1×12 tube combo amp with a built in power attenuator for use at any volume!

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Suhr Badger 35 Tube Amplifier Head, 2016

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Listed: 06/09/2019

Suhr Badger 35 Tube Amplifier Head, 2016

The Suhr Badger 35 is a moderately powered tube amplifier topping out at 35 watts and scaling down to 1 watt for tone at more manageable volumes.

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Robinson Filmosound Specialist Amplifier, 2019

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Listed: 05/09/2019

Robinson Filmosound Specialist Amplifier, 2019

The Robinson Filmosound amp is an expression of a recent trend towards repurposing older tube amplifier sections – in this case, the amp from a 1950’s Bell & Howell 385 Filmosound projector using 6V6 tubes!

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Suhr Badger 18 Head and 1×12 Cabinet, 2007

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Listed: 05/09/2019

Suhr Badger 18 Head and 1x12 Cabinet, 2007

The Suhr Badger 18 is a relatively small tube amplifier topping out at 18 watts and scaling down to 1 watt for tone at more manageable volumes.

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Henriksen JazzAmp 110, 2010

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Listed: 02/07/2019

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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Kavanjo Banjo Pickup System

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Kavanjo Banjo Pickup System

The Kavanjo Banjo Pickup System is a magnetic humbucking pickup suspended from a customized mylar head. This is the newest and we believe the most effective way to amplify the banjo, while maintaining the instruments authentic characteristics.

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Fender Vibrolux Reverb Amplifier Blackface 1965

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Listed: 06/06/2019

Fender Vibrolux Reverb Amplifier Blackface 1965

Here’s something that brings back memories – a Fender Vibrolux Reverb amp in Blackface, dating to 1965 and with original transformers and Jensen speakers.

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The ToneRite Play-In Device

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The ToneRite Play-In Device

The ToneRite play-in device is for acoustic guitar, archtop guitars, resophonic guitars, and mandolins. This unique device accelerates the break-in process, noticeably improving tone and volume. Most guitars with less than 1,000 hours of playing time will show noticeable results in two to four weeks time.

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StroboClip HD Clip-on Tuner – High Definition Strobe Tuner

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StroboClip HD Clip-on Tuner - High Definition Strobe Tuner

This versatile StroboClip HD Clip-on Tuner comes complete with a bright high-definition screen, over 50 Sweetened tunings, alternate temperaments for a vast array of string and wind instruments, and soft rubber-lined jaws to protect your instrument’s finish while offering a firm grip for maximum signal tracking.

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SNARK HZ-1 Clip On Guitar Tuner

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SNARK HZ-1 Clip On Guitar Tuner

The SNARK HZ-1 Clip-On Guitar Tuner uses Hertz tuning for astonishing accuracy. It features super-fast software and a bright high-definition display. 

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