Gibson B-25-12N (Circa 1966) Sold!

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This well-maintained vintage Gibson 12-string combines a OO-sized mahogany body with a solid spruce top and a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard. Given the amount of tension exerted by 12 strings, many of these vintage Gibsons suffered problems such as loose bridge plates, belly bow, or lifted bridges. Not this example—its top is flat, its neck is straight and the truss rod functions perfectly. The guitar is all original, with the exception of the hinge on the metal tailpiece (the originals often broke at the right angle where the top and bottom bout meet (see photo). There is a bit of typical Gibson lacquer checking on the top only, and some pick wear around the soundhole (again, see photos). There is also a minor crack running from the end of the fingerboard toward the bridge that is entirely stable. We’ve had two of these models in recently, including a ’63 with a pinned bridge and this example. Not surprisingly, this guitar a little chimier than the pinned-bridge counterpart, with fewer lower fundamentals and perhaps a little more high end. The ebony saddle probably contributes to the guitar's superior tone. It’s also easy to play and stays in tune remarkably well. Includes an era-correct and presumably original chipboard case, original hang tag, strap, picks, and pitch pipe (still in the box).

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This well-maintained vintage Gibson 12-string combines a OO-sized mahogany body with a solid spruce top and a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard. Given the amount of tension exerted by 12 strings, many of these vintage Gibsons suffered problems such as loose bridge plates, belly bow, or lifted bridges. Not this example—its top is flat, its neck is straight and the truss rod functions perfectly. The guitar is all original, with the exception of the hinge on the metal tailpiece (the originals often broke at the right angle where the top and bottom bout meet (see photo). There is a bit of typical Gibson lacquer checking on the top only, and some pick wear around the soundhole (again, see photos). There is also a minor crack running from the end of the fingerboard toward the bridge that is entirely stable. We’ve had two of these models in recently, including a ’63 with a pinned bridge and this example. Not surprisingly, this guitar a little chimier than the pinned-bridge counterpart, with fewer lower fundamentals and perhaps a little more high end. The ebony saddle probably contributes to the guitar’s superior tone. It’s also easy to play and stays in tune remarkably well. Includes an era-correct and presumably original chipboard case, original hang tag, strap, picks, and pitch pipe (still in the box).