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The Twelfth Fret's Most Recent Instrument Arrivals

Breedlove DM Custom Left Handed ‘Revival’ Acoustic Guitar, 2009

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Listed: 21/03/2019

Breedlove DM Custom Left Handed 'Revival'  Acoustic Guitar, 2009

Basing its design on the classic square-shoulder Dreadnought (the D) with Mahogany back, sides and neck (the M) and pairing that with a Sitka Spruce top, the Breedlove DM Custom Left Handed also features pre-war style scalloped bracing and an aged-toner top. The fingerboard and bridge are both Ebony, and the rosette evokes the simple patterns of classics like the D-18.

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Fender Jazz Bass Refinished Sunburst, 1966

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Listed: 21/03/2019

Fender Jazz Bass Refinished Sunburst, 1966

The Fender Jazz Bass appeared in 1960, at a time when Fender dominated the electric guitar and bass market, but needed to introduce new models. The Jazz Bass Intended as a Deluxe instrument with a very different sound, look and feel from the Precision Bass, which had in a few years become a standard. However, the P-Bass was not fully accepted by Jazz players, and Fender wanted to expand their market to include them.

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National NRP B Series Resophonic Guitars

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Listed: 21/03/2019

National NRP B Series Resophonic Guitars

National NRP B Series guitars replicate the classic 1930’s single cone, metal bodied resophonic models, especially the Duolian, and often carry painted finishes on the steel bodies.Steel body National Guitars are the loudest of the National Resophonic family of guitars. Brash, bright and clanky they are the epitome of the classic Delta Blues guitar.

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Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo, Walnut, 2010

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Listed: 20/03/2019

Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo, Walnut, 2010

The Sierra is Deering’s most popular banjo, because it delivers what really matters to a banjo’s performance in an affordable package. In the optional Maple version, it has a brighter and more focused tone. In addition to the Maple rim, resonator and neck, the Sierra has an Ebony fingerboard and composite inlays.This is a Deering Sierra built during 2010 in Spring Valley, California, in good overall condition with the optional ‘railroad spike’ capo tacks installed. It has been set up in our shop by Anne Hartman and the action is set to 5/64ths. The original Deering hard shell case is included.

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Yamaha GC20A Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, 1982

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Listed: 20/03/2019

Yamaha GC20A Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, 1982

The Yamaha GC20A was built as part of Yamaha’s Grand Concert line, reflecting their desire to create top quality classical guitars. This effort was made with the assistance of celebrated Spanish luthier Eduardo Ferrer, who travelled to Japan repeatedly to instruct and supervise a small group of Yamaha craftsmen.

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Rickenbacker 330/12 Thinline Electric 12 String Fireglo, 1987

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Listed: 20/03/2019

Rickenbacker 330/12 Thinline Electric 12 String Fireglo, 1987

Introduced in 1965 as a dressed down version of 1964’s groundbreaking 360/12, the Rickenbacker 330/12 was immediately popular. The 330 model guitars used the pointed horns and sharper corners of the early 360 models, but without binding body or neck binding and with dot instead of triangle position markers. In 1965, the 360 body shifted to a New Style, with rounded top edges and cutaway horns, and while this has been the most prominent body shape for the 360, the 330 and 330/12 have retained their original shape.

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Hagstrom Super Swede Sunburst, 1983

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Listed: 19/03/2019

Hagstrom Super Swede Sunburst, 1983

The Hagstrom Super Swede, built from 1979 until Hagstrom closed in 1983, was the last of the top quality guitars from the venerable Swedish builder. The original Swede used a bolt-on neck, and one of the Super Swede’s upgrades is a set neck.   This Super Swede dates to 1983 at the Hagstrom Alvaden plant, and features a dark red sunburst.  It is in overall very good condition, and is complete and original except for the case – a Japanese hard shell case is included. The body and neck are solid maple, and the bound fingerboard is Indian Rosewood. 

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F Bass Fretless Bass, Maple and Poplar, 1982

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Listed: 18/03/2019

F Bass Fretless Bass, Maple and Poplar, 1982

This F Bass Fretless bass uses three woods – Flamed Maple for the neck, Poplar for the wings, and African Blackwood for the fingerboard. It uses a neck-through construction. For hardware, Schaller tuners are at the head, and a Leo Quan Badass bridge with a riser. Electronics are passive and consist of a Aguilar AG4J-HC pickup in the bridge position, paired with a Hi-A (High-Asymmetry) pickup in the neck position. This bass originally shipped with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup in the bridge position.

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Alhambra 10 Premier Red Cedar Top Classical Guitar

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Alhambra 10 Premier Red Cedar Top Classical Guitar

The Alhambra 10 Premier classical has a bracing design that maximizes its volume and projection.Balanced bass, medium and treble sounds and an incredible sound projection, in modern guitar.   A sound with a perfect string height, high enough to contribute to the sound, but at the same time with just the right height to be extremely comfortable, which describes a guitar with incredible sound projection and well-balanced bass, medium and treble.  

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Gibson A Jr Model Junior A-Style Mandolin Sheraton Brown, 1924

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Listed: 18/03/2019

Gibson A Jr Model Junior A-Style Mandolin Sheraton Brown, 1924

Here we’re looking at a Gibson A Junior model mandolin in Sheraton brown – basically the only colour available for this model. It’s built like other A-Style mandolins, the key differences being wood quality and low decoration level. The arched, carved top features an oval soundhole and is Adirondack Spruce, while the arched, carved back is Maple, as are the sides and neck.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson LG-1 Ladder Braced Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1953

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Listed: 08/03/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Gibson LG-1 Ladder Braced Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1953

Here we’re looking at a lovely Gibson LG-1 Ladder built during 1953. Many of these guitars do not have serial numbers as such, rather they have a FON or Factory Order Number. On this guitar, the FON is Y6452 30, and the relevant character is the Y. This FON series started in 1952 with the letter Z, and counted back towards A, each year.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Jazz Bass 1975 Reissue Natural, 2001

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Listed: 01/08/2018

‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Jazz Bass 1975 Reissue Natural, 2001

The Fender Jazz Bass used the same proven Fender construction, with an Alder or Ash body and bolt on Maple neck. At 1960, Fender was learning how to add Rosewood fingerboards to their necks, and this was partly to win Gibson players over. The Jazz Bass had the new ‘offset’ body style, and a pair of single coil pickups. The earliest models used two concentric pots, each controlling volume and tone for one pickup. This soon gave way to the modern layout, of two volumes and one master tone control.

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Our Most Recent Amps and Electronics Arrivals

Supro 1610RT Comet Tube Combo Amplifier, 2018

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Listed: 22/03/2019

Supro 1610RT Comet Tube Combo Amplifier, 2018

Here’s something new, but very retro – a nearly new Supro 1610RT Comet 1×10 combo amp, switchable between 6 and 14 watts.

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VOX MV50 Boutique Amplifier

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VOX MV50 Boutique Amplifier

Equipped with the next-generation vacuum tube Nutube, and featuring a stunningly light-weight design of only 540 grams (1.1 lbs.) the VOX MV50 Boutique distills the sound of a legendary boutique amp coveted by guitarists. With even more variations, the MV50 series is expanding its offering and showing no signs of slowing down.

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VOX MV50 High Gain Amplifier

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VOX MV50 High Gain Amplifier

If you want the high-gain sound that’s indispensable for modern music, the VOX MV50 High Gain is the amp for you! Equipped with a MID CONTROL SWITCH that boosts or cuts the mid-frequency range, this amp gives you a versatile range, delivering edgy sounds with a boosted high and low end that are perfect for riffing or a thick lead sound.

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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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HIWATT Custom 100 DR103 Tube Amplifier Head, 1981

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Listed: 27/02/2019

HIWATT Custom 100 DR103 Tube Amplifier Head, 1981

The Hiwatt DR-103 100 Watt amplifier is one the classic English Invasion amplifiers, seen and unquestionably HEARD in the backlines of many huge shows by bands like The Who, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, and many more.

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HIWATT Custom 50 DR-504 Tube Amplifier Head, 1974

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Listed: 27/02/2019

HIWATT Custom 50 DR-504 Tube Amplifier Head, 1974

The Hiwatt DR504 50 Watt amplifier is one of the classic English Invasion amplifiers originating in the hottest periods of the Volume Wars. Known for large amounts of headroom provided by relatively low gain-preamps and high volume provided by custom transformers, these amps and its 100 watt cousins were found on stages with many of the largest acts of the time.

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Fender Bassman Amp Blackface Head and 2×12 Cabinet, 1964

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Listed: 19/02/2019

Fender Bassman Amp Blackface Head and 2x12 Cabinet, 1964

One of the most commmon bass amplifiers of the 1950s was the Fender Bassman, and it was also the basis of many guitar amp designs, including the Marshall line.

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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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‼️Reduced‼️ Marshall JTM Tremolo 50W ‘Bluesbreaker’ Combo Amp 2×12, 1990

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Listed: 01/11/2018

‼️Reduced‼️ Marshall JTM Tremolo 50W 'Bluesbreaker' Combo Amp 2x12, 1990

The Marshall ‘Bluesbreaker’ model was one of the defining amps of the 1960s, though it was rapidly eclipsed by much higher powered and ever-louder models. The real, original name was the Marshall model 1961, a 30 watt amp with 4×10 inch speakers built for Eric Clapton. That was quickly replaced with a 2×12 version, the model 1962. The 1962 was what Clapton used while in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and that gave the amp its nickname.

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Xits X10-112G 15 Watt Combo Amplifier, 2010

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Listed: 01/02/2019

Xits X10-112G 15 Watt Combo Amplifier, 2010

The Xits X10 amp is based on a classic early 60’s Vox design using EL-84 tubes and delivering 15 watts through a single 12 inch speaker, in this case a Celestoin Greenback G12M.

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Schertler David Acoustic Guitar Amp Cherry, 2018

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Listed: 30/01/2019

Schertler David Acoustic Guitar Amp Cherry, 2018

The Schertler David acoustic guitar amp is a compact, versatile unit designed for use in small venues, where a guitar, voice and perhaps a backing track are required.

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Traynor YGM-3 Guitar Mate Reverb 25 Watt Combo Amp, 1971

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Listed: 29/01/2019

Traynor YGM-3 Guitar Mate Reverb 25 Watt Combo Amp, 1971

Built from 1969 to 1979 in the Toronto area, the Traynor YGM-3 Guitar Mate Reverb 25 watt 1×12 combo was a very common amp in the Canadian music world.

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