1965 Fender Electric XII Custom Colour Candy Apple Red + OHSC

1965 Fender Electric XII Custom Colour Candy Apple Red + OHSC

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Beautiful, first year custom colour Fender Electric XII in Candy Apple Red and original hard case. This is truly an iconic guitar - read on to find out exactly why...

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On the back wall of our lounge/showroom and fittingly next to the obligatory ‘No Stairway’ sign, what you will find is our latest arrival, this gorgeous, custom colour, Candy Apple Red 1965 Fender Electric XII in all original condition with its original case.

Some say including us, the best designed and best sounding electric 12 string ever made and you do not have to take our word for it - a quick Wiki search will reveal a plethora of players from all disciplines who embrace, or have embraced this iconic 12 string. In fact our last sale of a custom colour Electric XII went to one of the hottest bands of the moment with a very young average ago so it is truly a guitar that transcends generations…

This particular, first year example is in rare original custom colour Candy Apple Red with the earlier silver undercoat and looks superb. There are a few dings here and there plus some checking in places but the headstock face (usually the first to peel) is in excellent condition.

It is all original or correct with not a single solder joint disturbed. All 4 pickups work superbly well, are evenly balanced and provide quintessential jangle of the variety you are all familiar with.

Action is really low which is a no brainer for an electric 12 string in our opinion and the guitar is lovely to play all up and down the neck with spot on intonation (another no brainer). Original frets are in great shape as is the lovely figured rosewood fingerboard.

Being the first year of issue, it has the nicer Kluson double line tuners fitted instead of the F style and these work really well too. The icing on the cake for us is the inclusion of an original Fender case as these seem to get lost fairly often and trying to find one of these on the open market is a tough call.

Come down to our lounge, pluck it from the wall, give it a strum and find out exactly why these very cool offset 12 strings with the odd ice hockey bat headstock are so highly regarded…

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At a glance

Model: Electric XII
Year: 1965
Finish: Candy Apple Red

Modifications: None
Repairs: None
Weight: 4.08 Kg

Case: Correct black tolex Fender hardshell case
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct Kluson double line

Pickups: Original single pole staggered
Hardware: Correct chrome
Neck Profile: Flat D
Pots: Original 250k CTS




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: 07842 001007

Overseas: +44 (0)1242 697607

ATB Guitars, 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom