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The Twelfth Fret's Most Recent Instrument Arrivals

Epiphone Texan FT79N Steel String Natural, 1966

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Listed: 05/03/2021

Epiphone Texan FT79N Steel String Natural, 1966

The Epiphone Texan FT79N – the N indicating a Natural finish on the top rather than Sunburst – was built as a slope shoulder dreadnought from 1958 to 1970 when Epiphone production ceased in the USA. The Epiphone FT79 was originally built from 1941 to 1958 as a square shoulder dreadnought with Walnut back and sides until 1949, and then with laminated Maple until the company was sold to Gibson in 1958.

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Elrick New Jazz Expat Series Bass Walnut Stain, 2012

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Listed: 05/03/2021

Elrick New Jazz Expat Series Bass Walnut Stain, 2012

Here we have an Elrick New Jazz Expat Series 4-string bass featuring a Swamp Ash body with Walnut stain, Maple neck with zero fret and block position markers. Rob Elrick has been building high end bass guitars since the 1990s. To make his designs more accessible, Elrick Expat and E-Volution models are built in the Czech Republic using US components. 

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Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion III Black, 1997

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Listed: 05/03/2021

Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion III Black, 1997

The Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion III, the last iteration of the Howard Roberts models, appeared in 1991 and was built until the model was discontinued around 2010, though it went out of production between 2003 and 2005. The first Fusion models appeared in 1979. Howard Roberts was a prominent American jazz guitarist, session player and teacher, born in 1929 and died in 1992. As part of the key LA session crowd The Wrecking Crew, Roberts played on many recordings, TV show and movie scores.

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Fender Reclaimed Redwood Stratocaster Natural, 2014

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Listed: 05/03/2021

Fender Reclaimed Redwood Stratocaster Natural, 2014

The Fender Reclaimed Redwood Stratocaster is one of the more unusual guitars to come from Fender in recent times, and is built with old-growth Redwood from a decommissioned bridge in Bakersfield, California.

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⚌Reduced‼ GW Barry Concert LH CW Brazilian Rosewood, 2017

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Listed: 15/01/2021

⚌Reduced‼ GW Barry Concert LH CW Brazilian Rosewood, 2017

This GW Barry Concert LH features a Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top paired with a lovely Brazilian Rosewood set for the sides, back and head plate. This guitar was built during 2017 at GW Barry’s shop in Toronto, Canada. High quality, high end and hand built Left Handed guitars are not very common, so it is a treat to see this fantastic piece from Toronto luthier G W Barry.  Barry has been building for over 35 years, including a five year working apprenticeship with Jean Larrivee.

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Fender Partscaster HSS Roasted Maple Neck Black, 2019

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Listed: 26/02/2021

Fender Partscaster HSS Roasted Maple Neck Black, 2019

Over the years, people have taken advantage of the modular construction of the Stratocaster and this has led to many guitars like this Fender Partscaster, as they have come to be known. This Fender Partscaster was put together by a staff member of The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop for his personal use and to his standards for playability. It plays very well.

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Ron Kirn Basic T Signature Swamp Ash Natural, 2008

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Listed: 25/02/2021

Ron Kirn Basic T Signature Swamp Ash Natural, 2008

The Ron Kirn Basic T is just what it sounds like – a basic T style guitar, very well built, well finished and with high quality components throughout. Ron Kirn has been building, repairing and finishing guitars in Jacksonville, Florida since the 1970s. At the time, custom builds were the only way of getting high quality T and S style guitars, as the production quality of major manufacturers was at possibly its lowest point.

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⚌Reduced‼ Weber Bitterroot F14 O Mandolin Classic Finish, 2002

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Listed: 14/07/2020

⚌Reduced‼ Weber Bitterroot F14 O Mandolin Classic Finish, 2002

Here we have a lovely Weber Bitterroot F14 O Oval hole, F Style mandolin in classic finish, built in Bend, Oregon during 2002 and signed by Bruce Weber. Built using a mix of traditional and modern techniques, this Weber Bitterroot F14 O Oval Hole F Style Mandolin features an X-braced Sitka Spruce top,  Flame Maple for the sides, back, and neck, and Ebony for the non-radiused fingerboard.  The original bridge has been replaced with a Brekke Bridge. 

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Thompson & Odell Luscomb 5 String Openback Banjo 1890s

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Listed: 24/02/2021

Thompson & Odell Luscomb 5 String Openback Banjo 1890s

Here is a fantastic rarity, a Thompson & Odell Luscomb banjo in mostly original condition and built during the 1890s in Boston, Massachusetts. This specific instrument was part of the Akira Tsumura collection, and appears in Tsumura’s 1994 book ‘1001 Banjos’.  This banjo has a story! J F Luscomb was a well known banjo soloist and composer in the 1880s and 1890s, and was granted a number of banjo-related patents that are used on this banjo.

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⚌Reduced‼ Martin Style 2K Soprano Koa Ukulele, 1923

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Listed: 21/12/2020

⚌Reduced‼ Martin Style 2K Soprano Koa Ukulele, 1923

Here we have a Martin Style 2K Soprano Koa Ukulele built around 1923 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania; this model debuted in 1918 as the Style 2, with the 2K Koa option until 1933, and as the Style 2 until 1965. In 1923, nickel patent tuners took the place of the original wooden friction pegs, helping date this instrument; at this point Martin Ukuleles did not receive serial numbers. This Martin Style 2K Koa Soprano Ukulele is in good working order and sounds quite good, with a warm, sweet tone.

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Eastman DT30OM Double Top Orchestra Model

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Listed: 03/03/2020

Eastman DT30OM Double Top Orchestra Model

The Eastman DT30OM is the second model in Eastman’s new Double Top line, bringing high end classical guitar technology to the steel string world – here in a classic Orchestra Model body design. The double top concept aims to allow a very thin, light and responsive top but with superior strength and stiffness. Here, thin layers of Sitka Spruce are bonded to a honeycomb Nomex core. Nomex is a Kevlar polymer and helps provide significant improvements in stiffness to weight ratios.

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Eastman SB55DC /V Solidbody Electric Vintage Varnish

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Listed: 23/02/2021

Eastman SB55DC /V Solidbody Electric Vintage Varnish

Here is an Eastman SB55DC /V Solidbody in Vintage Varnish!  This definitely evokes the mid 1950’s slab bodied models, and with top quality hardware. Introduced in mid 2020 and now making its way to us, the Eastman SB55DC /V features a slab body and neck of lightweight Okoume Mahogany, sourced from Gabon, Central Africa. The fingerboard, head plate and truss rod cover are Ebony, and that’s it for woods used.

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Our Most Recent Amps and Electronics Arrivals

Marshall SV20H Studio Vintage Amplifier

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Marshall SV20H Studio Vintage Amplifier

The Marshall SV20H Studio Vintage Head 20W brings the classic tone of the 1959SLP straight to your home. Arguably the most famous amp of all time has been perfectly reinvented for today’s guitarist.

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Marshall SV20c Studio Vintage Series 20w 1×10 Combo Amp

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Listed: 23/03/2020

Marshall SV20c Studio Vintage Series 20w 1x10 Combo Amp

The new Marshall SV20C in the Vintage Studio line is a portable combo with the raw power and classic rock voicing of the original Marshal Plexi’s all valve tone.

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Polytone MiniBrain 75w Amplifier Head, 1990s

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Listed: 08/05/2020

Polytone MiniBrain 75w Amplifier Head, 1990s

Here’s a rarity -a Polytone MiniBrain 75w Amplifier Head dating to the 1990s and a veteran of many jazz club gigs in the Toronto area. The Polytone MiniBrain is nicely portable at just under 9 pounds (4kg) and with its largest dimension being 12 inches (304mm), by 11 inches (280mm) and 3 inches (76mm) deep.  It sports EQ and drive controls, has an internal spring reverb and external effects loop connectors.    Output is listed as 75 watts into 4 ohms.  

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Quilter Tone Block 202 200 Watt Amplifier Head

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Listed: 01/12/2020

Quilter Tone Block 202 200 Watt Amplifier Head

The Quilter Tone Block 202 is the ultimate in a versatile and portable gigging amp solution. Coming in at a feather weight 3 pounds you can fit this little head in a backpack or even in the front pocket of many guitar gig bags. With a power rating of up to 200 watts it is designed to easily handle your onstage performance needs.  It can also be attenuated down to 0 watts, so it can be used silently or at very low volumes. 

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Fender Concert 1×12 60 Watt Tube Combo, 1984

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Listed: 03/11/2020

Fender Concert 1x12 60 Watt Tube Combo, 1984

The Fender Concert 1×12 60 watt amp was built from 1982 until 1985 and was the successor to the 1960 – 1965 40 watt 4×10 Concert models.

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⚌Reduced‼ Morris Mini Muscle 20 1×12 Combo Amp, 2005

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⚌Reduced‼  Morris Mini Muscle 20 1x12 Combo Amp, 2005

Here’s a Morris Mini Muscle 20, built by Glen Morris of Morris Amplification in 2005 as a single channel, 14 watt amp, and rebuilt by Morris in 2018 to provide a second channel and 20 watts. Morris Amplification is based in Welland, Ontario and specializes in custom amp construction and repairs. Their client list includes producer Jack Douglas, John Angus and Jack Syperek of the Trews, James Black of Finger Eleven, Dallas Green of Alexis on Fire, and many more.

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Genz Benz Streamliner 900 Bass Amp With NeoX112T Cabinet 2011

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Listed: 29/10/2020

Genz Benz Streamliner 900 Bass Amp With NeoX112T Cabinet 2011

The Genz Benz Streamliner 900 bass amp was introduced in 2011 and built until the brand, founded in 1984, was discontinued in late 2013.

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PRS 25th Anniversary HB Proto Amp and Cabinet Paisley, 2010

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Listed: 21/10/2020

PRS 25th Anniversary HB Proto Amp and Cabinet Paisley, 2010

Here we have a ‘HB Proto’ version of The PRS 25th Anniversary Amplifier, a scalable 50 watt tube amp with 4×10 cabinet and dressed in matching paisley! This is a rare amp, built during 2010 and designed by Paul Reed Smith and Doug Sewell. Doug Sewell was by career an architect but his passion is to build amplifiers. The PRS 25th Anniversary Amplifier delivers a smooth, creamy tone and is based on the late 1960s ‘Plexi’ design. This example is apparently from the late prototype stage and is signed and numbered as 57 of 100 amps built.  It uses a pair of EL34 tubes and delivers sound through four Celestion G10 Greenback speakers.  

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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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VOX MV50 AC Amplifier

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VOX MV50 AC Amplifier

Designed with an emphasis on analog, the VOX MV50 AC combines classic amplifier design with new and innovative production techniques to produce a miniature amplifier with truly monstrous sound. Boasting an incredible 50 watts of power, this one-pound package serves up serious guitar tone that’s reminiscent of your favorite old tube amps. With speaker & line/headphone outputs, the MV50 is perfect for the stage, at home, or in the studio for direct recording.

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Fishman LBX600 Loudbox Artist Acoustic Amp

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Fishman LBX600 Loudbox Artist Acoustic Amp

The Fishman LBX600 Loudbox Artist Acoustic Amp is designed to faithfully reproduce the sound of acoustic instruments and a diverse assortment of vocal or recorded accompaniments. With the addition of Bluetooth wireless connectivity, you can now easily and neatly add backing tracks or other accompaniment to your performances, jams, and practice sessions.

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Marshall SC20c Studio Classic Series 20w 1×10 Combo Amp

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Marshall SC20c Studio Classic Series 20w 1x10 Combo Amp

The new Marshall SC20C, part of the Studio classic line, is based on one of the three most revered Marshall amps in history – the JCM800 2203. With a recognizable aggressive roar these Marshall amps helped to define heavy metal and has been used by Slayer, Metallica and Bring Me The Horizon. Originally launched in 1981, the Marshall JCM800 amp was named after Jim Marshall’s initials and his car registration plate. The aggressive sound of this 100-watt amp made it a go to choice for countless rock and metal bands.

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