Fender / Electric XII / 1965 / Fremist Gold / Guitar
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!
ATB Guitars, UK
Hello we’re ATB Guitars.
We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.
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Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.
Postage and shipping:
We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:
UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275