1978 Guild F212XL Twelve String- SOLD


Out of stock


Exc (+) Condition  /  SN: 171421
Width at nut: generous 1 3/4″ / Scale length: 25.5″

This vintage 1970s Guild 12-String guitar is in amazing condition, playing and sounding great. This is truly exceptional condition except for one of two tiny marks. Tone, playability, symmetry and “heart” are all maxed out. This is as good a 12-string as we see. Only a handful of tiny marks on the guitar, one or two stray lines of finish checking, but everything is original and well cared-for. Many people claim this particular twelve string model is the best made by anyone. Big energy comes out of this guitar.

Very lovely high grade Spruce top, appears to be Engelmann. Chatoyance is very good on this piece. Back and sides are nice straight-grain Mahogany. Neck is two-piece Mahogany with wooden stringer down the middle. Peghead is in great shape with pearloid inlays of the Guild logo and a crown and another adornment in the middle. Original truss rod cover with original screws. Original Guild tuners (probably Schaller minis). Back of the neck is in great shape with slight signs of playing, but no sign of wear or denting, or scratching. The radiused fingerboard is amazingly straight and frets are in great shape with only the slightest signs of wear. Medium pearl dot inlays with white side dots along fingerboard. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. White heelcap and white binding around top and back of guitar, with the top having extra six plies of purfling showing. Original black pickguard. Appears to be original bridge pins. No strap button ever installed in heel. Soundhole rosette consists of three concentric rings of cream and black.

Top is not distorted, bridge is in good shape.

Comes with original hard case.