Guild F-212 12 String Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1967)
Guild F-212 Model 12 String Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1967), made in Hoboken, NJ, serial # AN-859, natural lacquer finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top; laminated mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. Item # 7402
We consider the Hoboken-built Guild F-212 to be easily one of the best postwar 12-strings made, and certainly the standout of its era. The medium-sized mahogany body and spruce top combine to produce a warm yet bright sound with plenty of 'ring'. The big wide mahogany neck with a center maple strip lamination and unbound rosewood fingerboard is quite comfortable. The F-212 was the world standard acoustic 12-string when new in the 1960's, and remains so today! This one is in a better state of preservation than many and has a big but still transparent sound.
Overall length is 43 in. (109.2 cm.), 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 25 1/2 in. (648 mm.). Width of nut is 1 15/16 in. (49 mm.). Very clean overall with some light finish wear; just small dings and scuffs overall and a few small edge chips on the back of the headstock. The neck has been reset and playability is excellent; there is some visible touch-up around the heel but overall a very nice job with an uncut original bridge and plenty of saddle. There are a couple of small grain splits on the back of the neck that have been very cleanly resealed and one big ding into the wood near the heel. A superb example overall, one of the cleanest and certainly the best playing F-212 we have seen in awhile. Excellent - Condition.
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