All that glitters is gold (yup, had to go there!).....
Elegant and very rare, this 1965 Fender Electric XII in Firemist Gold sounds as angelic as she looks and the opening line of ‘Stairway’ could have been written just for this stunning guitar…
This guitar has wonderful patina and only a few minor knocks on the front. The finish still has a wonderful lustre both front and back that has escaped any real damage
The neck is likewise glossy and hasn’t worn. The fretboard looks great and there’s plenty of life left in the frets. In fact it is pretty difficult to wear the fingerboard out on these Electric XII’s and I do not think we have ever seen one with a very worn fingerboard.
The iconic ‘hockey stick’ headstock has, like the body, stayed clear of any real damage and looks so good with the all original and unique to this finish, gold Fender logo.
The hardware is in great shape, no corrosion or discolouration.
The pickguard and the other plastics have been well looked after though the position markers have worn near the selector switch. Electronically everything is correct and all the solder joint look undisturbed.
The guitar comes with its correct Black Tolex Fender hardshell case.
There is a good reason why this guitar was the go to studio 12 string when it was introduced. The feel of the neck and the action are just a joy and the instrument has such vibrant tone when played acoustically. The tonal scope offered by the split coil pickups is always surprising, making the job of coaxing out a variety of lush sounds a dream.
Another rare shade in such fantastic condition, this Fender Electric XII is one of the best we have ever seen. To say this one is rare is an understatement and these guitars never stay with us for very long, which is a great shame as we love having them around, so if you’ve been hankering after one then nows your time!
We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed and tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers, by appointment only, at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.
ATB Guitars (By appointment Only) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom
Landline: 01242 697607
Mobile (please try landline first): 07842 001007
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