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HNGD 1966 Fender XII

 
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kapepepper
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:41 pm    Post subject: HNGD 1966 Fender XII Reply with quote

hi eveybody

like some of you know, I was in the market for someting sixties-ish fender-gibson

I came across several guitars: a 65 mustang that was not a 65 mustang Smile, a fender strat 1977 (almost broke my back taking that guitar out the case), a gibson L6 midnight special something (nice guitar but not really exciting)
then I saw an ad for this fender XII from 1966

not really looking for a 12 string but knowing that the guitar can and is used as a six string i went and look for the guitar
yup, there was a lot of excitement when i saw the guitar very light weight, neck was a bit thicker then my 66 coronado but similar to my es 135
, nice condition (some relic which is normal) original case, instruction manual, well difficult to resist

I did the (first) owner an offer (similar to what you should pay for an fender avri series in europe) and he accepted and went home with this beauty:








it is set up now as a six string but as soon as I have time will put some 12 strings on it

cheers!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sexy!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooh that's hot.Better get the Fire Brigade!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice score. I really want one of those. I hope to one day get one so I can take apart the bridge to see how it works.

I just bought a butchered pickguard from one I hope to make a template of.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell yaah
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beautiful. I love the look of these guitars!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is HGND? Handsome New Guitar Day?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dream guitar right thar
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A charming piece, in great shape!

Really is right up there with being one of those "ultimate" guitars.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice guitar.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James wrote:
What is HGND? Handsome New Guitar Day?

Hardly New Guitar Day?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cobascis wrote:
dream guitar right thar


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for me too its like a dream guitar

together with my 66 coronado, 1956 L48, i have almost everything what i need...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

over the weekend i put 12 strings on it

JEZUS! What a difference!!

it is a very pschydelic sound and every time you strum you think you are playing starway to heaven Smile

but the guitar sound well as a six string but obviously it comes to live with 12 strings
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kapepepper wrote:


it is a very pschydelic sound and every time you strum you think you are playing starway to heaven Smile


HA! that's JUST the reason i play my XII as a 6-stringer... it has a very unique sound, and i think, somehow, when i play 12 strings all i can think of is stairway and hotel california.
btw, mine's a '66 quite like yours, but with less damage. almost too clean for my taste, actually.

but they're amazing guitars.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mages wrote:
James wrote:
What is HGND? Handsome New Guitar Day?

Hardly New Guitar Day?

Happy New Guitar Day?

as a side: has anyone actually tried to use one of these as a hockey stick? no?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hotrodperlmutter wrote:
Mages wrote:
James wrote:
What is HGND? Handsome New Guitar Day?

Hardly New Guitar Day?

Happy New Guitar Day?

as a side: has anyone actually tried to use one of these as a hockey stick? no?


You could buy one from Warmoth and find out?

http://www.warmoth.com/Pages/ClassicShowcase.aspx?Body=1&Shape=82&Path=Misc,65
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd never pay so much money for a retarded looking headstock just to check. i was merely curious about someone who has owned one.
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