The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

Posts Tagged www.12fret.com

1965 Airline Professional Model No Longer Available

1965 Airline Professional Model No Longer Available

This is 1965 Airline Professional Model, 3-pickup electric with stock Bigsby tailpiece.

Airlines were found mostly in Montgomery-Ward catalogues in the 1960’s. While it now seems odd that electric guitars could be harder to come by, this was the case during the early 1960’s. Department store mail-order catalogues were a major player in the mass distribution of lower-cost instruments, and that’s how most of these instruments found their homes.

Airlines were made by Valco, who also produced National and Supro instruments.

MORE

1985 Yamaha SBG1200 SOLD

1985 Yamaha SBG1200 SOLD

Here’s a very clean 1985 Yamaha SBG1200. Featuring a mahogany body with maple cap, and a maple neck (similar to Gibson Les Paul construction at the time), this is a seriously good guitar.

Yamaha built a range of solidbody electrics from the 1970’s and achieved some success with them, though not as much as with their acoustic line. A number of prominent players were seen with the higher end models, including Carlos Santana and more recently, John Frusciante.

MORE

1966 Fender Jazz Bass (consignment) SOLD

1966 Fender Jazz Bass (consignment) SOLD

Here’s a hardworking 1966 Fender Jazz Bass.

Introduced in 1960, Leo Fender’s Jazz Bass tends to have a tighter, more focused tone that doesn’t emphasize the fundamental frequencies as much as the Precision bass does. This helps it to move ‘forward’ in an audio mix, making it more popular in emerging musical styles where there was more emphasis on the bass – for example, rock power trios and funk.

MORE

2008 Weber Sage No.1 Octave Mandolin SOLD

2008 Weber Sage No.1 Octave Mandolin SOLD

Comments This is a 2008 Weber Sage No.1 Octave Mandolin in very good condition.

Weber instruments are hand-built in Loren, Montana. All solid woods are used – no laminates. This example has been played with just a little wear – finger gloss below the top strings.

MORE

GoldStar GF 100 FE Banjo SOLD

GoldStar GF 100 FE Banjo SOLD

Serial Number N/A Pricing Neck Mahogany neck with bound ebony fingerboard, Frets 22 narrow frets. Body Maple tone ring and mahogany resonator, chrome hardware. Finish Mahogany tint clear gloss finish. Hardware/electronics Chrome hardware, Gotoh tuning gears. Playability/Action Case hard case included. Comments You can preview our videos now on Our YouTube Channel! You can now Visit our Facebook page!

MORE

1958 Supro Dual Tone No Longer Available

1958 Supro Dual Tone No Longer Available

Here’s a very cool 1958 Supro Dual Tone!

Supro was in the budget strata of the National / Valco range of instruments, and the Dual Tone shows many of the characteristics of the era. Build components varied widely depending on what was available; many Dual Tones have mahogany necks with rosewood fingerboards, this one has a maple neck with apparently an ebony board.

MORE

The Twelfth Fret

Guitarists’ Pro Shop
2132 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M4C 1J9
CANADA
○ Sales: +416•423•2132
○ Service: +416•423•1554
www.12FRET.com
Email