1969 Guild F-412 BL

1969 Guild F-412 BL

Ah, 1969, Summer of Love, year of Woodstock (!) and a lot more, and like they say, If you can remember the 60s you weren’t there. The Guild Guitar Co. was still in its original location in Hoboken, NJ, and some of us were, well, somewhere. With its full-size 17” body, maple back and sides, and full complement of features, the F-412 BL was Guild’s very best and hippest (though not their most expensive) 12-string model and was just about everyone in the world’s favorite, of any maker’s 12-string, bar none. The neck on this particular example is made from a beautifully matched set of highly flamed maple with contrasting walnut center lamination for extra strength; the fingerboard is ebony, with its top-of-the-line signature Guild inlays of mother-of-pearl and abalone; its matching mother-of-pearl Guild logo peghead inlay, and its original gold-plated, American-made Grover Rotomatic tuning machines complete the picture of this iconic testament to our American guitar making traditions. And there’s more. This guitar came to me from one of the founders of SIR, Studio Instrument Rentals here in NYC, where everyone, and I do mean everyone, went to rehearse and record back in the day. The Stones, Steely Dan, Springsteen, literately just about everyone. The guitar was so nice that it was put away and kept for personal use for the last several decades, and is in prime structural and playing condition. There has been some work done on it, to my eye by the Guild factory many years ago and still 100% solid: three top cracks, extremely expertly done; refret, still nice and fresh; one coat of lacquer on the top; bridge reglue. The bridge is rosewood and may or may not be original to the guitar but is absolutely a Guild factory bridge. The original hard shell case still has the SIR identification info stencil-opaiontioed on it in white. Yours for $3395 w/ohsc

w/ohsc

$3395.00
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