Guild began the manufacture of a 12-string acoustic guitar in 1964, and over the years the F-212 has become a workingman's twelve. This example is from the early years, 1965, and is, consequently, a great players instruments.
The jumbo body is mahogany with a spruce top, and measures 15 9/16" across at the lower bout. The neck is three piece mahogany/maple with a Brazilian overlay on the head stock. Fingerboard is Brazilian and the scale length measures 25 1/4". The neck is a flattish 'C' shape. There is a functioning double truss rod under the board. All components, including bridge and tuners, appear original to the guitar.
There are some older repairs, including a prior neck set, a few back cracks, and a top crack along the sound hole edge of the pick guard. There is also a small patch on the treble side lower bout with some overspray. Additionally, it appears that both the bridge and fingerboard are askew, possibly from the guitar being left in a hot car? The aforementioned work was done competently, but not at a level to which some would aspire. There are also nicks and dings from wear and tear. The action is a comfortable 4/64" and 7/64", with a low saddle. The neck is straight and the frets good. In spite of the warts, the guitar plays quite smoothly with a wonderful, bright and powerful 12-string tone, with great sustain, tuned down 1 1/2 steps. The hard case appears original to the guitar. Check out the sound clip.

Year Condition Color Case
1965 Good Natural Original Hard

, PA
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