Other Instruments

Here are some of the other instruments at The Twelfth Fret

Open-Back Banjo Winter Specials GOLD TONE BOB CARLIN BC-120 SALE PRICE: $649. (Save - $200!) The Gold Tone Bob Carlin BC-120 is a fine banjo in the traditional style, crafted for the preferences of banjo virtuoso Bob Carlin.  Following the success of the Bob Carlin models BC-350 and BC-350+, Gold Tone introduced a new brother, the BC-120. GOLD TONE BT-2000 SIX STRING SALE PRICE: $1329. (Save - $400!) The maple-rimmed twelve-inch pot of the Gold Tone BT-2000 Banjitar brings out

Guitar Isn’t Dead Research Shows Learning to Play Helps Us Live Better Lives

Fender research findings revealed that, much like the instrument itself, the archetype of the “guitar god” in music and culture has evolved. Guitar isn’t dead – musicians are playing guitar now more than ever, but in new, innovative ways in today’s diverse, popular music landscape. With the rise of streaming and sharing platforms, artists around the world have even more access and empowerment to create and share music. In tandem, Fender consulted with award-winning neuroscientist, musician, record producer and author Daniel Levitin, who

Tenor Banjos and Guitars

Sometimes people wonder what these odd four-string instruments are.   These days, we’re so used to the 5-string banjo and the 6-string guitar that other forms are unfamiliar. In the early part of the 1900s, the four-string banjo started to appear, with the first commercially produced model built by Vega around 1908.   This instrument was based on some principles of other mandolin, mandola type instruments – particularly being tuned in fifths to CGDA and played with a pick.   This provided a

The Twelfth Fret Designated Drop Off Depot – Guitars For Kids Toronto

We are pleased to partner up and lend support to Guitars For Kids (GFK) Toronto as the drop-off depot for donated guitars for the city’s east region. We are ready to collect your unwanted used or new guitars on behalf of GFK- Toronto. Guitars for Kids -Toronto, located in the heart of Toronto, is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping those in need. With the dedication of our volunteers, staff members, and partners, we strive to improve the lives of children

Book Release “My Good Times With Stompin’ Tom by Duncan Fremlin

Our good friend Duncan Fremlin’s new book “My Good Times with Stompin’ Tom” is out and available (from 19 November) right here in the shop.  Duncan Fremlin played banjo with Tom on his epci cross-Canada adventures, enduring the glory of seedy motels, boozy hoedowns, and thousands of screaming Hosers fro coast to coast. (excerpt) There are over 35 stories featured in “My Good Times with Stompin’ Tom”. Some crazy, others outrageous but all true as stated by Fremlin. They’re behind

Spanish Guitarist and Composer Carlos Piñana Performs for Qudud Flamenco Canada

Spanish guitarist and composer Carlos Piñana will perform on two occasions during upcoming Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal: 9 November, 2018 – Aga Khan Museum 11 November, 2018 – Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montréal The first performance, Aga Khan Museum is pleased to present the world premiere performance of Qudud Flamenco, in collaboration with the Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal (FMA). Don’t miss this new production fusing flamenco with the traditional qudud of Aleppo in a unique union of two of the greatest musical traditions of

Fender Teams Up With Jimmy Page for Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary, Recreates Famed Guitarist’s Iconic Telecaster

Fender Musical Instruments is collaborating with one of rock’s most legendary guitar players – Jimmy Page – to recreate his famous 1959 Fender Telecaster 50 years after Led Zeppelin formed in October 1968. Among music’s most iconic guitars is Jimmy Page’s Telecaster, known for its two “mirror” and “dragon” designs. It helped launch Page’s career in The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, and the guitar was used to record “Led Zeppelin I” along with countless hit songs on world-renowned albums. To celebrate the 50th anniversary

‼️SOLD OUT‼️ Ukulele Night With Douglas John Cameron – Monday 19 November 2018

  Ukulele night is now sold out. Stay tuned for future dates. Join us for another Ukulele Night with host Douglas John Cameron on Monday 19 November, 2018 Douglas will be breaking down his version of Paul McCartney’s Blackbird.  “Blackbird” is from the Beatles 1968 double album The Beatles (also known as “the White Album”), which was performed as a solo effort by Paul McCartney. The song was also written by McCartney, although it is credited to Lennon–McCartney. McCartney has stated that the lyrics

The Twelfth Fret Celebrates 3rd Annual “Kids Music Day” 2018

Join us to celebrate the 3rd Annual “Kids Music Day” kick off – Friday October 5th, 2018. We are jumping in on the international action and placing a spotlight on the importance of including music in children’s education.  There will be approximately 800 to 1,000 locations joining in worldwide over Kids Music Day weekend, kicking off Friday 5 October.  In celebration we are offering a special incentive lesson package promotion – FIVE LESSONS FOR THE PRICE OF FOUR – and profiling

Gold Corium Straps

Gold Corium Straps is a luxury bespoke leather guitar strap company from Toronto, Canada. They believe that a guitar strap should be as beautiful as the guitar it’s holding. Not just functional, it’s about style. This is why Gold Corium Straps focus on high-end products for the fashionable guitar player. Every strap is untouched by machine; meticulously made by hand with the finest precision. Every design is a unique Gold Corium creation. But what we offer is more than a product, it’s