I didn’t even know this Fender existed - funky but cool

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  1. Deafsoundguy

    Deafsoundguy CERTIFIED HACK Silver Member

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    I guess this 12 string is in Portland. It intrigues me because of its condition, age, and uniqueness. It’s kinda pricey because of the mentioned. Has the weird-ass hockey stick headstock but the icing on the cake is the bridge, neck, parallel or series 4 way selector. Maybe there’s a lot of Fender fans here that know about this model (1966) but I did not.

    Cool?

    https://www.thunderroadguitars.com/1966-fender-electric-xii/

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    Clapton used one on "Dance the Night Away"
     
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    I’ve known about them for a long time. Kind of a strange guitar.
     
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    Mr C Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Almost all of Nick McCabe's parts here are done on one of these or a Mark Levinson Blade... This is an epic gig...

     
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    Rare but also iconic in its own way
     
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    LOVE that sunburst (target burst)!
     
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    Great article. I had no idea this what Page used on Stairway to Heaven. (Or When the Levee Breaks). Thanks :)
     
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    Want to buy an ersatz copy of this? Picked this up a few weeks ago as a curiousity/hobby project.

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    Same headstock style ... if you like it.

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    Best 12 string electric made in the 60s. 1 and 3/4" neck to accommodate the 12 strings. Unlike Rickys and Gibson's where it nearly impossible to cleanly fret a chord because they're so narrow.

    Each string adjustable for height and intonation - I read that was one of Leo's last real design innovations.

    And all the sounds are great.

    Here's my 65 which I gigged with a band that did some Byrds covers.
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    Not pretty though!
     
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    Go Johny go.