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1966 Fender Electric XII, Sunburst

1966 Fender Electric XII, Sunburst

Fender first introduced this guitar in late 1965, making this an early production model. It was designed to capture some of the folk-rock market at the time and while it didn't enjoy tremendous success while it was around until 1970, it certainly mad...

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SKU: 11390

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Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to present this 1966 Fender Electric XII! If you are looking for THE hit making vintage electric 12 string guitar then look no further friends. This is IT! With almost unbelievable playability, this '66 Fender Electric XII takes the cake for electric 12 strings we have encountered. The way the strings are spaced, the resonance of the body, the neck profile and the amazing sonic possibilities all work together so well to yield an incredible guitar. The level of playability on this vintage Electric XII is almost too much to handle. It plays wonderful in every position. The neck is straight, the action is low and the intonation is dialed in. There are no issues, just killer tone, feel and playability. Put this axe to work!

Item Details

Fender first introduced this guitar in late 1965, making this an early production model. It was designed to capture some of the folk-rock market at the time and while it didn't enjoy tremendous success while it was around until 1970, it certainly made it's mark. The Fender Electric XII was played by Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven", by Jeff Beck on "Beck's Bolero" and extensively by Pete Townsend on The Who's "Tommy" album - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Other notable users of this axe include Eric Clapton, Lou Reed, Johnny Winter and Tom Petty.

This 3 Color Sunburst beauty is all original and features a Jaguar / Jazzmaster style Alder body with exquisite contours, a maple neck ( broad profile ), rosewood fretboard, pearloid dot inlays, hockey stick headstock and 21 frets. This 1966 Fender Electric XII uses a unique split pickup design that has a 4 way pickup selector allowing for neck, neck & bridge in series, neck & bridge in parallel and bridge only options. It also employs a string through the body design. This beauty weighs in at 8.43 pounds and comes with its original hard shell case.

Serial # 129659

Overall Condition

This 1966 Fender Electric XII is in excellent condition. The body shows a low number of small finish chips and some buckle worming on the back. The neck is quite clean and the frets show minimal wear. Please feel free to call for an in hand description of this guitar.

This will make the perfect compliment to any studio or personal collection. It plays and sounds wonderful and has come through the years with hardly any real wear on it. What a find!

Specs

  • 1966 Fender Electric XII - All Original
  • 3 Tone Sunburst
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard 
  • Pearloid Dot Inlays 
  • Tortoise Pickguard
  • Hockey Stick Headstock
  • Master Volume - Master Tone
  • 2 Unique Split Single Coil Pickups
  • 4 Way Pickup Selector
  • Fender Bridge with 12 Individual Saddles for Perfect Intonation
  • Original F Style Sealed Tuners
  • Scale Length 25.5"
  • 21 Frets
  • Original Fender Hard Shell Case
  • Weight 8.43 lbs
  • Serial # 129659

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