The 1229 is a modified or 'junior' 228. The goal of the 1229 is to create a T-style guitar but with more of a singing quality - much like a Melody Maker style guitar. There is a slight roll off in the high and low frequencies, and the overall attack is slightly less compared to the 228. The body and neck of the 1229 are mahogany, and the fretboard is rosewood. The body is cut 1/4" thinner than the 228 (making it 1 1/2" thick).
This, along with a thinner neck (although any depth is available) make the guitar more pliable, and a bit more like a bow with strings versus a stiff plank with strings. The result is a little less snap and attack, but more follow-on mids or 'bloom' around the notes.
There is one small ding on the top about the size of a dime. The guitar is priced below our cost to reflect that.
Nut Width: 1 11/16
Weight: 6lbs 8oz