Lys 12-string (Circa 1985) SOLD!

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This gorgeous Canadian 12-string dreadnought was built by Robert Godin, who later went on found the celebrated Quebecois guitar company bearing his name. However, this guitar is something else entirely--it's a hand-built and toneful instrument that can only be likened to a lap orchestra--words like loud, shimmering, dynamic, and articulate apply here. Somewhat unusually for a 12-string, it also plays beautifully in tune, regardless of register.

Based on our research, this example dates from the first Lys era, when the instruments bore the so-called "three-spike" headstock that one commentator likened to Quebec's fleur-de-lys flag (which may explain the company's somewhat unusual name). It's also a fairly rare Lys 12-string, as the company was better known for its six-string models.

Mahogany back and sides, spruce top, all solid woods. One ding on top and another on the headstock (consult photos for details). Otherwise in very good condition.

Ships in a newer gigbag. SOLD!

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This gorgeous Canadian 12-string dreadnought was built by Robert Godin, who later went on found the celebrated Quebecois guitar company bearing his name. However, this guitar is something else entirely–it’s a hand-built and toneful instrument that can only be likened to a lap orchestra–words like loud, shimmering, dynamic, and articulate apply here. Somewhat unusually for a 12-string, it also plays beautifully in tune, regardless of register.

Based on our research, this example dates from the first Lys era, when the instruments bore the so-called “three-spike” headstock that one commentator likened to Quebec’s fleur-de-lys flag (which may explain the company’s somewhat unusual name). It’s also a fairly rare Lys 12-string, as the company was better known for its six-string models.

Mahogany back and sides, spruce top, all solid woods. One ding on top and another on the headstock (consult photos for details). Otherwise in very good condition.

Ships in a newer gigbag. SOLD!