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Alhambra Classical Guitar Model Z-Nature

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Listed: 31/01/2018

Alhambra Classical Guitar Model Z-Nature

The Twelfth Fret is very pleased to carry a wide range of quality instruments from Alhambra in Spain, ranging from beginner to professional concert grade. At the beginner level is the Z-Nature. The Alhambra Z-Nature guitar is an instrument for beginners, very good quality and very affordable. In this model, the steps of the manufacturing process have been reduced, as well as its overall cost of production while keeping the recognized quality of Alhambra guitars. In addition, it is important to note that the Alhambra Z-Nature, like the rest of the range of Alhambra instruments, is completely made in Spain.

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‼️Reduced‼️ Zemaitis Heart 12 String Superior Plus Acoustic Guitar Mahogany, 1986

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Listed: 04/01/2019

‼️Reduced‼️ Zemaitis Heart 12 String Superior Plus Acoustic Guitar Mahogany, 1986

This rare Zemaitis Heart 12 String Superior Plus steel string acoustic guitar is built of Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge and Rosewood for the headplate. It was built during 1986 at the Zemaitis shop in Chatham, Kent, England. During the 1970s, Tony Zemaitis became one of the most sought after luthiers as English musical royalty discovered his new metal-topped electric guitars. Ron Wood, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and George Harrison all played Zemaitis models at various times.

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National Resolectric Solidbody Resophonic Guitar Sunburst

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Listed: 03/04/2019

National Resolectric Solidbody Resophonic Guitar Sunburst

Built in San Luis Obispo California, the National ResoLectric blends the resophonic and solidbody electric guitar concepts,to great success.Very similar in design to the ResoLectric Revolver, the National Resolectric uses the familiar pairing of a flame Maple top on a Mahogany body that’s routed for the resonator and electric pickups, and a bolt-on flame Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard. The headplate is a faux pearl covering.   

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National ResoPhonic Revolver Resolectric Guitar

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Listed: 03/04/2019

National ResoPhonic Revolver Resolectric Guitar

Built in San Luis Obispo California, the National Revolver Resolectric blends the resophonic and solidbody electric guitar concepts,to great success.Very similar in design to the ResoLectric, the National Revolver uses a solid Mahogany body that’s routed for the resonator and electric pickups, and a bolt-on Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard. The headplate is a faux pearl covering.

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Oskar Graf Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1997

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Listed: 03/04/2019

Oskar Graf Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1997

This Oskar Graf Cedar Top, Indian Rosewood classical guitar was built during 1997 at Graf’s shop in Clarendon, Ontario and demonstrates his high level of skill. Graf now builds north of Kingston, in Westport, Ontario.Born in Berlin, Oskar Graf has been building instruments since 1970 and is very highly regarded; his guitars are used by many top players. His brother Jurgen also builds high quality classical guitar tuning gears.

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Gretsch 6120 Double Cutaway Thinline Electric, Orange 1962

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Listed: 02/04/2019

Gretsch 6120 Double Cutaway Thinline Electric, Orange 1962

In 1962, the Gretsch 6120 Double Cutaway model appeared, displacing the classic but aging single-cutaway deep body 6120 and bearing the new, sealed Electrotone body. This closed body first appeared on the 1961 Tennessean.The new double cutaway version came about through a number of influences. In particular, Gibson hand introduced their very successful ES-335 models, and Chet Atkins felt the Electrotone body worked better at stage volumes.

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Fender Limited Edition USA Geddy Lee Jazz Bass Trans Crimson, 2015

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Listed: 01/04/2019

Fender Limited Edition USA Geddy Lee Jazz Bass Trans Crimson, 2015

The Fender Limited Edition USA Geddy Lee Jazz Bass was built in Corona, California, and is based on an Alder body with Flame Maple Top, finished in translucent crimson red poly. The neck is Maple with a combination of oil finish on the rear of the neck and gloss Poly on the fingerboard and headstock. The rear of the head has Geddy Lee’s signature.

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Taylor 522e 14 Fret First Edition 12 of 100 Mahogany, 2013

Listed: 01/04/2019

Taylor 522e 14 Fret First Edition 12 of 100 Mahogany, 2013

he Taylor 522e 14 Fret appeared in 2013, and as Taylor sometimes does, the first examples are special versions. This is number 12 of the first 100 built. Presently, this model is only available with a 12-fret neck.Built using a non-cutaway Grand Concert body style – similar in dimensions and proportions to the Martin 000/OM body size – the Taylor 522e 14 Fret uses Mahogany for the top, back, sides, neck, and body blocks.

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Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 Round Neck Single Cone Sunburst

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Listed: 28/03/2019

Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 Round Neck Single Cone Sunburst

We’ve received a brand new Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 round neck single cone spider guitar, and here it is, straight from the shipping carton! Deco Phonic is a new series from Beard, aiming to re-create the aesthetics of the 1920’s when resophonic guitars were invented.The Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 is the entry point for the Deco Phonic line, and like the other models is available in both round and square neck versions. Construction reflects Beard’s consistently high quality, and the materials are selected to be fully CITES compliant.

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Michael Schreiner Renaissance Lute Maple Cherry, 1980

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Listed: 28/03/2019

Michael Schreiner Renaissance Lute Maple Cherry, 1980

The Schreiner Renaissance lute, with 7 courses, is built using largely traditional patterns and materials – in this case, the top is Spruce, the ribs are alternating Flame Maple and Cherry, with the neck being a light wood wrapped with Cherry, and topped with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The head is constructed of Maple, with Rosewood friction pegs. The bridge, basically a tie block, is made of Cherry. The frets are traditional knotted gut, but the strings are a modern nylon set with metal wound strings used in the bass courses.

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Nechville Midnight Dot Phantom Banjo, Walnut Stain

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Listed: 12/10/2018

Nechville Midnight Dot Phantom Banjo, Walnut Stain

The Nechville Midnight Dot Phantom 5-string banjo offers all of the quality and technical advances of Tom Nechville’s designs, with subtle decoration.Built with a 3-ply Maple rim and Curly Maple for the neck and resonator and ebony for the fingerboard, the Midnight Dot phantom also uses the Heli-Mount system and a bronze Pro-Tone bluegrass tone ring.

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❗️Reduced❗️ Gibson Byrdland Thinline Archtop Electric Natural, 1991

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Listed: 06/06/2018

❗️Reduced❗️ Gibson Byrdland Thinline Archtop Electric Natural, 1991

The Gibson Byrdland thinline archtop electric appeared in 1955 and represents a functional adaptation to traditional archtop electrics. Two top Nashville session players, Billy Byrd and Hank Garland were approached by the Gibson president, Ted McCarty for ideas on new products. As busy players, Byrd and Garland wanted a shorter scale length of 23.5 inches to allow complex, extended chord shapes.

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