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The Twelfth Fret's Most Recent Instrument Arrivals

Travis Bean TB1000S Koa, 1978

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Listed: 08/07/2020

Travis Bean TB1000S Koa, 1978

Built from 1974 to 1979, the Travis Bean TB1000S was the ‘Standard’ version of these innovative instruments, also available as the TB1000A or ‘Artist’ with carved top. 1,422 were built before the company folded and this example is number 1214. Travis Bean had a varied career, including stints as a machinist, luthier, motorcycle racer, movie set builder and rock drummer among other pursuits. Born in 1947, Bean died in 2011. At the launch of Travis Bean Guitars, his partners included Marc McElwee and Gary Kramer – Kramer went on to form Kramer Guitars in 1975.

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Airline Pocket Bass by Valco, Black 1964

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Listed: 08/07/2020

Airline Pocket Bass by Valco, Black 1964

Here is a rarity,  an Airline Pocket Bass by Valco, Black dating to 1964, a short scale bass regarded by some as one of the best recording basses ever made.  The Airline Pocket Bass was built from 1962 to 1968 at the Valco shops in Chicago, Illinois, along with other Valco brands including National and Supro. Valco also branded their instruments for other companies, many of which were distributors or catalog retailers like Montgomery-Ward and Sears Roebuck. Valco amplifier production followed the same pattern but their customers included established builders like Harmony, Gretsch and Kay.

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Journey Solid Top Mahogany Acoustic Travel Guitar

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Journey Solid Top Mahogany Acoustic Travel Guitar

Journey Solid Top Mahogany Acoustic Travel Guitar OF310 is a collapsible acoustic travel guitar featuring a solid African mahogany top with layered African mahogany sides/back. It collapses to a carry-on size of 22*14*9 inches! It assembles in 20 seconds with our patented detachable neck system that’s guaranteed for life.

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Journey Solid Cedar / Pau Ferro Classical Travel Guitar

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Journey Solid Cedar / Pau Ferro Classical Travel Guitar

The Journey Solid Cedar / Pau Ferro Classical Travel Guitar OC520 is an amazing collapsible acoustic classical travel guitar with solid cedar top and pau ferro layered back and sides, and features a sound port in the upper bout. It’s super ergonomic with the thicker Manzer© wedge and a smaller parlor sized body.

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Gibson Hummingbird Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1967

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Listed: 08/07/2020

Gibson Hummingbird Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1967

Immediately popular particularly with singer-songwriters and carrying a distinctive hand-painted pickguard, the Hummingbird was used on many popular recordings, sometimes to surprising results. For example, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Street Fighting Man’ features a Hummingbird recorded on an overdriven Philips cassette recorder, with Charlie Watts using a portable practice kit. Other recordings, like ‘Angie’,  record the Hummingbird more conventionally. 

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Taylor 214ce K Grand Auditorium New Old Stock

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Listed: 08/07/2020

Taylor 214ce K Grand Auditorium New Old Stock

The Taylor 214ce K Grand Auditorium features a solid Sitka spruce top, layered Koa sides and back, Venetian cutaway and the Expression System 2 pickup the Taylor 214ce K – for Koa – is a stage ready, reliable and great sounding guitar. The layered Koa on the sides and back adds a beautiful look to this flattop.

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Ibanez RGD61ALMS Axion Label Mutliscale Cerulean Blue Burst

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Listed: 07/07/2020

Ibanez RGD61ALMS Axion Label Mutliscale Cerulean Blue Burst

The Ibanez RGD61ALMS Axion Label guitar features aggressive yet classy looks, and a modern feature set including a multiscale or fan-fret fingerboard.  The RGD body shape is a double cutaway body with bass side arm bevel. The layered Ash and Nyatoh body has a nice balance of warmth and treble snap and the flamed maple top looks beautiful with cerulean blue burst.

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Gibson HP415 CEX Cutaway Walnut Body Steel String, 2017

Listed: 07/07/2020

Gibson HP415 CEX Cutaway Walnut Body Steel String, 2017

Part of the High Performance series introduced for the 2017 model year and currently out of production, the Gibson HP 415 CEX pairs a Sitka Spruce top and Black Walnut for the sides, back, rectangular bridge and fingerboard. The neck is Maple, and the body blocks are Mahogany. As stock, this model carried an L R Baggs Element pickup system, with the controls tucked under the bass edge of the sound hole.

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Martin JC16RE Aura Jumbo Cutaway Steel String, 2007

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Listed: 07/07/2020

Martin JC16RE Aura Jumbo Cutaway Steel String, 2007

The Martin JC16RE uses what is for that company an unusual body design, a Jumbo – slightly smaller than a Dreadnought in some dimensions, and larger than an OM or 000 in virtually all body dimensions. The proportions are similar to a classical guitar, so these Jumbo models tend to have a more even tonal representation throughout the harmonic range, plus more volume. This Martin JC16RE dates to 2007 and was built at the Martin plant in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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Art & Lutherie Legacy 12 CW QIT Bourbon Burst 12 String Guitar

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Listed: 06/07/2020

Art & Lutherie Legacy 12 CW QIT Bourbon Burst 12 String Guitar

The Art Lutherie Legacy 12 CW QIT is a well built but inexpensive 12 string guitar with stock pickup, preamp and tuner, Made in Canada with 95% Canadian sourced woods – excepting the Indian Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. Art and Lutherie is one of the Godin brands and these instruments are built in Princeville, Québec, south of the St. Lawrence River.   

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Journey Travel Guitar In Solid Sitka and Mahogany

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Journey Travel Guitar In Solid Sitka and Mahogany

The Journey Travel Guitar in solid Sitka and Mahogany (OF410) – overhead collapsible acoustic travel guitar – features a solid sitka top with layered African mahogany sides/back and collapses to carry-on size!  It assembles in 20 seconds with the patented detachable neck system that’s guaranteed for life. A full 24.5 inch scale, a versatile 1 3/4 nut width best-in-class components, and a wedged ergonomic design make this the most enjoyable guitar you’ll ever play!

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Collings OM2H ESS Orchestra Model Short Scale Acoustic, 2020

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Listed: 06/07/2020

Collings OM2H ESS Orchestra Model Short Scale Acoustic, 2020

Here is a brand spankin’ new Collings OM2H ESS – an Orchestra Model with Engelmann Spruce top, 24.875 inch Short Scale guitar. Based on the classic Orchestra Model design developed at the end of the 1920s and in the Martin catalog for 1930, the Collings OM2H ESS is pretty much as good as it gets. Collings quality is consistently very high, from wood selection to nitrocellulose lacquer finish, setup and everything in between. These are some of the finest instruments available anywhere.

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Our Most Recent Amps and Electronics Arrivals

Line 6 Helix Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

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Line 6 Helix Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

Helix Line 6 guitar multi-effects guitar processor has set a new standard for speed and ease of use to craft authentic and responsive guitar tones. Each Helix provides a familiar approach to tone creation, with a straightforward and intuitive interface that eliminates complex menu diving, and replaces it with incredibly easy interaction. Helix products deliver extensive flexibility for a variety of applications, enabling you to take tones from studio to stage—and back again.

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Henriksen The Bud Guitar Amplifier

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Henriksen The Bud Guitar Amplifier

Henriksen The Bud guitar amplifier is without question the smallest, truly gigable guitar amplifier on the market with unmatched tone quality! You won’t believe the volume and tone coming from either your electric or acoustic guitar, or any stringed instrument a MUST HAVE piece of gear for the working musician.

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D’Addario Micro Headstock Tuner

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D'Addario Micro Headstock Tuner

The D’Addario Micro Headstock Tuner is a feature-packed tuner your audience will never see. This highly accurate tuner features a full-color display with four selectable viewing angles (two vertical, two horizontal) in a housing that blends with the aesthetics of any instrument.

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

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Listed: 23/03/2020

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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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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Kendrick The Rig Tube Combo Amp 1×12 Tweed, 2008

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Listed: 22/03/2020

Kendrick The Rig Tube Combo Amp 1x12 Tweed, 2008

Here’s a Kendrick The Rig tweed tube amp, built during 2008 and pushing about 35 watts through a single 12 inch speaker courtesy of a pair of 5881 power tubes. The 5881 is very similar to the 6L6GB tube, but with greater ruggedness.

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Watkins Dominator Mark 1 Reissue 35 of 100, Retro Blue

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Listed: 22/03/2020

Watkins Dominator Mark 1 Reissue 35 of 100, Retro Blue

Here’s something very special – a Watkins Dominator Mark 1 V Front Amplifier Reissue in Retro Blue. Hand built in the UK by John Beer, of Amp-Fix in Devon, UK with the full approval (and signature!) of Charlie Watkins, the original builder, this is number 35 of 100 built. The amp design closely follows the original Watkins Mark 1 circuitry, with improvements for current safety standards; the redesign was done by Chris Uff of English Valve Amps.

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Ampeg B15N Portaflex Stack, 1960s

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Listed: 12/03/2020

Ampeg B15N Portaflex Stack, 1960s

Let’s start off with a classic amp in a format I’ve never seen before – an Ampeg B15N B Portaflex amp stacked on an extension cabinet!

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Fender Pro Combo Amp 1×15 Brownface, 1963

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Listed: 04/03/2020

Fender Pro Combo Amp 1x15 Brownface, 1963

One of Fender’s earliest amps and built from 1946 to 1965, the Fender Pro combo amp carried a singe 15 inch speaker and grew from 18 to 40 watts before being replaced by the Pro Reverb amp. Initially called the Professional, shortened to Pro in 1948, this amp is one of the rarer Fender amps. Its circuitry is very much like the VibroVerb, but without reverb.

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Roland SPH-323 Analog Phase Shifter Rack Mount, 1983

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Listed: 14/02/2019

Roland SPH-323 Analog Phase Shifter Rack Mount, 1983

Here is a rare item, dating back to the 1980’s and the rise of professional grade rack mount signal processing – a 1983 Roland SPH-323 analog mono phase shifter, built largely of discrete components in Japan. Launched in 1980 as part of the RSS Series, the Roland SPH-323 offers twin LFO (low frequency oscillators), and 4 and 8 stage phasing. To allow connection with a synth, CV control for depth and rate, Mod Out jacks on the front – inverted and non inverted – are provided.

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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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