The Twelfth Fret
The Twelfth Fret
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Toronto, Ontario
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2016 Kiefte Custom Thinline Archtop Bass

When I first saw the Kiefte Custom Thinline Archtop Bass Guitar, I thought it looked familiar; it is based on the successful Harrison GB Model thinline archtop electric guitar. Jason Kiefte is Douglas Harrison's nephew, and this bass was built in the Harrison shop under Doug's supervision. The design is a good adaptation of the GB design (originally built for the late jazz guitarist Gary...
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2013 Ibanez Universe 7 Premium

Steve Vai and Ibanez developed the JEM series of guitars in the mid 1980's and the Ibanez Universe is the 7-string version of the signature model. This groundbreaking model was one of the first 7-string guitars oriented towards rock musicians; previously, the most well known 7-string was the Gretsch George Van Eps model, intended for jazz. The distinctive body is American Basswood, paired with...
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1996 Guild® JF30-12 Blonde

The Guild JF30-12 was built from 1987 to 2004 and has the typical and desirable Guild 12 characteristics- big, sturdy and great sound served with lots of clarity, volume and projection. It uses a clasic Guild Jumbo body design, with solid spruce top, maple sides, and a laminated, pressed maple back (such as used on many archtop guitars). The neck is maple with Rosewood for the fingerboard and...
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1969 Fender® Pro Reverb

Built from 1965 to 1982, the Fender Pro Reverb amp originally pushed 40 tube watts (70 watts after 1976) out of a pair of 12 inch speakers. This 'Silverface' example dates to 1969 and has been used as intended, so it's got some scuffing and the grillecloth has suffered a bit. The transformers date to 1968 and 1969, and it has been recently serviced so it's in good working order. Its footswitch...
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2007 Martin D-18 Authentic 1937

No longer in production, the Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 is a recreation of a pre-war guitar, built to 1937 specifications, with an Adirondack spruce top mahogany for the back, sides and neck. Indian rosewood is used for the fingerboard, headplate and bridge. This model was built from 2006 to 2012, and has been supplanted by the D-18 Authentic 1939. This fabulous guitar is in good condition...
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2013 Heritage H-550 Custom

Built at the historic Parsons Street shop in Kalamazoo, Michigan, this Heritage H-550 Custom is a thin-body version of the standard H-550 model. The body depth is 2 1/4 inches, much slimmer than the standard 3 inch rim size. The Heritage H-550 single-cutaway body is a full 17 inches wide, and built with laminated flame maple for stability and feedback rejection at volume. The neck is mahogany...
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2006 Kenny Hill Torres 1856

The Kenny Hill Torres guitar, though it does not appear in his current catalog, is based on the most influential of classical guitar designs. This example of the Kenny Hill Torres 1856 guitar was built during 2006 in Felton, California. It features an Englemann Spruce top and Indian Rosewood for the back, sides headplate and bridge, mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard. Rubner tuners are...
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2016 Gretsch® G6122T Player's Edition Country Gentleman

One of the true classic guitars that's appeared on countless stages and recordings, the Gretsch Country Gentleman has been updated in the Gretsch G6122T Player's Edition Country Gentleman. Using the familiar double-cutaway Country Gent body design, the Player's Edition gets new ML bracing, real F-holes, and a 22-fret neck with a shortend heel allowing full access to the 15th fret. Of course,...
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2015 Gibson Songwriter Custom

The Gibson Songwriter Custom is one of the designs from Ren Ferguson during his time at the Gibson Acoustic plant in Bozeman, Montana. Based on a classic square-shouldered dreadnought design, the Songwriter Custom sports Abalone trim around a Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. The neck is mahogany with a bound Rosewood fingerboard and abalone position markers. Gold mini-Grover...
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2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro

The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro aims to provide many of the features of late 1950's Les Paul models, with a number of very practical modern upgrades. The Les Paul Traditional body is built with the iconic Les Paul shape, with a classic bookmatched flame maple top and solid mahogany back. However, the body has nine cavities for weight relief and resonance - and which increase acoustic...
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2012 Fender® American Vintage 72 Telecaster® Thinline

The Telecaster Thinline originally appeared in 1968, with some of the design work done by Roger Rossmeisl, the German luthier who was responsible for many classic Rickenbacker designs. Using the traditional Telecaster shape, the body is heavily routed for chambers, with a center block and one F-hole. This makes for a resonant, snappy guitar with very light weight. The Telecaster Thinline has...
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2007 Gibson ES-137 Custom

This is very, very nice, a near new condition Gibson ES-137 3U or 'Custom' model built during September, 2007 and featuring bound neck and head, gold hardware, split diamond inlays and Varitone! The Gibson ES-137 was launched in 2002 and combines the looks of the ES-175 and the performance practicalities of the ES-335 lineup. The body shape is very much like the ES-175, but the body is a...
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2012 Fender® Closet Classic Stratocaster® Pro

The Closet Classic line from the Fender Custom Shop is intended to replicate a guitar that was bought new, played a bit, then put away in a closet for some years. This isn't quite the same as a 'relicing' treatment - there will be very light wear but the finish will show normal ageing effects, such as light oxidization and lacquer checking. Here is a Fender Closet Classic Stratocaster Pro in a...
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2007 Gibson SJ-200 Elite

I could sit and play this 2007 Gibson SJ-200 Elite all day - it looks just great, has a very comfortable feel both in terms of the body and the action, and it sounds wonderful. It is in exceptional, all original condition. The Gibson SJ-200 Elite was built between 1998 and 2007 at the Gibson Acoustic Custom Shop in Bozeman, Montana under the leadership of Ren Ferguson. Many very high quality...
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2014 Gibson Byrdland Florentine

The Gibson Byrdland thinline archtop electric appeared in 1955 to meet the needs of a pair of top Nashville session players - Billy Byrd and Hank Garland. It's been fairly rare since then and its most prominent player has been Ted Nugent. The Gibson Byrdland uses what looks from the front like a standard, full size 17 inch wide archtop body with carved spruce top, carved flame maple back and...
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2012 Rickenbacker 360

As the outgrowth of a design effort between Rickenbacker and Roger Rossmeisl in the late 1950's, the Rickenbacker 360 is one of the classic American guitars. The maple body is built with a hollowed out, shaped cap and flat back with one cat-slash soundhole, and the maple neck extends the full length of the guitar. I find the body, with its very rounded edges, light weight and full width, to be...
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2011 Yamaha SG1820

It can be difficult to create a new, successful guitar design, but Yamaha did it with its SG series. The Yamaha SG1820 became the 'standard' model. In this form, the SG series guitars first appeared in 1976 and was endorsed by Carlos Santana. The Yamaha SG1820 uses a traditional build structure - a carved maple cap on a mahogany body and a set- in mahogany neck. On the SG1820, the fingerboard...
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2006 Kenny Hill Signature Double Top

Today we are looking at a Kenny Hill Signature Double Top classical guitar, built during 2006 in Ben Lomond California. Kenny Hill has been building since the mid 1970s. This Kenny Hill Signature model features a double top with Red Cedar, Alpine Spruce and Nomex. The spanish cedar neck and ebony fingerboard are elevated, and the headstock features a traditional style V joint. The sides, back...
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1967 Guild® Navarre F-50

The Guild Navarre F-50 was near the top of the Guild steel string line, and was built from 1954 to 1986, and reissued for 1994 and 1995. It features a distinctively Guild jumbo body - 17 inches across - a Sitka Spruce top, Flame Maple sides and an arched, laminated Flamed Maple back. The neck is built of three pieces, two of Flamed Maple with a center strip of Walnut. Ebony was used for the...
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1977 Fender® Jazz Bass®

The Fender Jazz Bass appeared in 1960 and was aimed towards the jazz bassists who still played full size uprights. It rapidly moved into the rock world. This example was built during 1977 at the Fender plant in Fullerton, California. It was refinished some time in the past, with a clear satin over the neck and white for the body. The frets are in decent condition; it has also been refretted...
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2010 Gibson B.B. King Lucille

Built to meet the needs of a very seasoned, constantly touring professional, the Gibson BB King Lucille is one of the most recognizable guitars ever built. BB King and his band performed thousands of shows and dealt with the realities of a modern stage - volume is necessary and archtops have a distinct tone, but feedback is not desirable. The Gibson BB King Lucille addresses this by removing...
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2015 Gibson AJ New Vintage

The Gibson AJ, or Advanced Jumbo, was introduced in 1936. The 'Advanced' means that the X-brace is moved towards the soundhole, resulting in a much fuller sound. This Gibson AJ New Vintage dates to September 23, 2015 and was built at the Gibson Acoustic shop in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. While it has a similar body shape to the J-45 and a Sitka Spruce top, the sides and back are Indian...
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2016 Treehouse Guitars Copperdust

Treehouse guitars are built by Zachary Lefebvre at Hilton Beach on the shores of St. Joseph Island in Lake Huron. The Copperdust is his 20th guitar. In addition to playing various instruments professionally for many years, Zachary Lefebvre also apprenticed with Sergei de Jonge, and this manifests itself in the guitar in a number of ways - the tonal and build quality and attention to detail are...
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2015 Heartland Custom

Heartland 5-string banjos are built by Rob Smith in Gallatin, Tennesee. Rob Smith has a long history with playing bluegrass and building top-quality banjos. Dating to 2015, this Heartland Custom 5-string banjo has a walnut neck and a nicely burled walnut resonator. This instrument is in great condition and includes a case. Prices shown here are in US dollars and are based on a recent...
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2013 Terraplane Resonator

The Terraplane Resonator guitar was originally built for slide great Arlen Roth. His direction was to "Build me a guitar with a coverplate which resembles the hubcap of my 1930's Hudson Terraplane Motor Car. Call it the TERRAPLANE." Built by Mark Simon in Bridgewater, New Jersey, this 2013 Terraplane Resonator guitar is in excellent condition with the original Terraplane case. Finished in...
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1968 Ampeg BB-4 Baby Bass

Though the Fender Bass swept through the music industry from its introduction, jazz bassists still wanted uprights and the Ampeg BB-4 Baby Bass was one of the few to directly address their needs. Introduced in 1962 and built until 1971, the original BB-4 featured a body of Uvex with a a tilt-adjustable maple neck and ebony fingerboard, and a pickup system built into the bridge. The scale length...
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1965 Epiphone FT85 Sereneder

The Epiphone FT85 Serenader 12-string guitar was built at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan from 1963 to 1969, alongside the Gibson B-45-12. It features the same body style as the B-45-12, with a spruce top and mahogany for the back, sides and neck and a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. These guitars were very popular during the folk boom of the mid 1960's. This example dates to 1965,...
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2008 Martin D-45

The Martin D-45 is one of the most recognizable guitars in the world, yet it is fairly rare to see one - many players aspire to them, but never get one. Based on the classic Martin Dreadnought platform, the Martin D-45 is the top of the line for Martin's regular production model dreadnoughts. There are some higher end, custom order models, like the Martin D-100, but those are very rarely seen....
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2008 Jerry Jones SingleCut

A few years ago, Jerry Jones retired and sold off his shop and fixtures, so his guitars are hard to find now. Drawing heavily from the very popular Danelectro designs of the 1950's and 1960's, Jerry Jones guitars were better built yet carried the feel and tone of the originals. This Jerry Jones singlecut guitar carries a Sea Foam green finish and two 'lipstick tube' pickups, with a selector...
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2008 Rickenbacker 330-12

The Rickenbacker 330-12 has one of the most recognisable sounds on recordings, with an unmistakable chime and shimmer. This example in traditional Fireglo finish dates to 2008 and is in very good condition with minimal wear. It's in all original condition and the Rickenbacker case is included. This is a consignment piece. Prices shown here are in US dollars and are based on a recent...
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