The Music Emporium is thrilled to offer this Froggy Bottom H-12 50th Anniversary model -- a stunning, best-of-the-best materials guitar featuring 5A-graded Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and an 80-year old German Spruce top. We've been friends with Michael Millard for a long time, and congratulate him on an illustrious career. The woods used to build this instrument were hand-picked by Joe and Adam from TME on their last visit to Mr. Millard's workshop; and while his 5A-graded stash of Brazilian Rosewood is typically reserved for custom builds, we were able to pry this set away from the pile. Other features include hand-engraved inlays by Glenn Carson and a lovely whale's tail scrimshaw (something else we haven't been able to order in quite a while). How's it sound? As you'd expect -- extraordinary. The H-12 is a perennial favorite around TME (even owned by some staff members!), and seems to have the perfect balance of comfort and fullness. The wonderful tonewoods on this guitar simply produce it all: warmth, sparkle, overtones and power -- with great bass, full, rich mids and a fat treble register. A lifetime guitar for anyone who loves acoustic instruments, and an instrument we're proud to have in the shop.

  • AAAAA Brazilian Rosewood (TME selected)
  • German Spruce
  • Engraved Ancient Fossil Mammoth Heel Cap of a Whale Fluke
  • Carson Engraved #5 Pattern Fingerboard
  • Carson Engraved Frog Logo
  • Carson Engraved MOP Anniversary Banner at 12th Fret
  • Number 2 of 18 total 50th Anniversary Guitars
  • Deluxe Appointments
  • Engraved Nickel Waverly Tuners
  • Koa Bindings & Grafts
  • 25" Scale
  • 1 3/4" Nut width
  • 2 5/16" Bridge Spacing
The Music Emporium

The Music Emporium

Froggy Bottom
Brand New
8 Years
The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
5:01 PM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.