Guitars

New Guitars at The Twelfth Fret!   The Twelfth Fret carries a very wide range of quality instruments and we ship worldwide.


Gibson LG1 Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 1950

The Gibson LG1 was introduced during 1942 along with the LG-2 and LG-3 as entry level models – and with the US entry into WW2, but after about 100 of each were built, both the LG-1 and LG-3 were discontinued for the duration of the war. While the LG-2 was built throughout WW2, the LG-1  and LG-3 were not built from 1943 to 1945.  In 1958, the LG-0 was introduced. 

Grosh Hollow Carved Top Purple Quilt and Korina, 1997

Without a doubt the Don Grosh Hollow Carved Top model in Purple AA Quilted Maple and Korina catches the eye! With a pair of Lindy Fralin P-90 pickups, it was built around 1997 in Broomfield, Colorado.
Don Grosh was Shop Foreman for Valley Arts guitars from 1985 to 1993, when he opened his own shop as Grosh Guitars. His instruments are extremely high quality, using top of the line materials and components.

Godin Passion Custom Swamp Ash Natural, 2015

The Godin Passion Custom comes from the Godin plants in southern Quebec, and is largely built from woods native to the area – except for the fingerboard. The body uses a Swamp Ash cap on a chambered Red Cedar body, and the bolt-on neck is Maple with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard. For hardware, very smooth Gotoh 510 tuners are at the head with a Godin-branded two-point trem on the body.

⚌Reduced‼ Heritage H150 Custom Classic Goldtop, 2003

The Heritage H150 is based on the classic Les Paul design, and built in the former Gibson plant in Parsons Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This tried and true design features a figured Maple cap on a Mahogany body, Mahogany for the neck and Indian Rosewood for the bound fingerboard. The dimensions and finishes also draw from the same source, and the tapered Heritage headstock is one of the few visual cues as to what these excellent guitars are.

Gibson ES-175 Figured Top Tobacco Sunburst, 2006

Here we have a Gibson ES-175 figured top, in a classic Tobacco Sunburst, built during mid-2006 at the now-closed Gibson Memphis plant.   For 2016,  the Figured top was featured as a distinct model, noted on the label, but here this is a standard ES-175 model. 

Martin HD-28V Dreadnought Natural, 2008

The Martin HD-28V Dreadnought was part of the Vintage series, produced from 1996 to 2019 and was the most popular Vintage Series model. The HD-28V represented a modern re-creation of the classic herringbone Dreadnought, channeling legends like Hank Williams.

McInturff Taurus Trans Purple, 2001

It’s rare to see one of these available for sale – a Terry McInturff Taurus in Translucent Purple finish, built during 2001 with an AA Quilted Maple top. The McInturff Taurus is a single-cutaway solidbody electric using the proven formula of a Maple cap on a Mahogany body, with Mahogany for the neck and Indian Rosewood for the fingerboard. On the Taurus, the Maple cap is highly figured, AA Quilted Maple. A mixture of Abalone and Mother of Pearl is used for the inlay set.

Collings C100 Steel String Guitar Natural Finish

The Collings C100 is a full size steel string acoustic with ‘Parlor’ type dimensions, providing great representation throughout the sonic range. Available in two versions, the Collings C100 series starts with the model seen here, pairing a Sitka Spruce top with Honduran Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck. The head plate, fingerboard and bridge are ebony. The Collings logo and position markers are Mother of Pearl.

Collings SoCo Custom Thinline Archtop ‘Dog Hair Black’, 2014

The Collings SoCo, namded for the South Congress section of Austin, is a single-cut thinline archtop model. This 2014 example features a solid carved Spruce top and solid carved Mahogany back, and sports a stunning ‘Dog Hair’ black finish!

Gretsch G6120DSW G-Brand Archtop Electric Orange, 2006

Based on mid 1950’s models, the Gretsch G6120DSW Chet Atkins model is probably the iconic Gretsch with its G brand in the top and ‘Western’ motif inlays. A fully hollow guitar with tone bars and a soundpost for support, the DSW designation indicates that DynaSonic style pickups are installed, and the Western decorations are used. Here we’re looking at a Gretsch G6120DSW built at the Terada plant in Japan, dated to August 2006. It’s in great, original condition with very little wear. Fret wear varies from light and to negligible and the finish is in great shape.