Gibson B-25-12 (1968)
We offer this outstanding collector-grade Gibson B-25-12 twelve-string guitar from 1968. This guitar is in excellent condition with a straight neck and low comfortable action. The frets have been recently dressed and play very smoothly. The guitar is also in very good cosmetic condition with only a very few marks to show for its 50 years. There is a modest amount of finish crazing which is only to be expected and adds to the great vintage vibe. (The crazing does not show easily in the pictures but it's there). The only imperfection we can see is a small non-structural crack of an inch or so leading from the screw at the high end of the pick guard towards the upper bout. The Brazilian Rosewood Bridge and fingerboard remain smooth and crack-free and the trapeze tailpiece still retains much of its original shine.
Gibson debuted the smaller B25-12 in 1962 - only 14 ½”at the lower bout - with a Sitka spruce top and Mahogany back and sides bound in crème ivoroid. There is a large single point pickguard which the factory provided four counter-sunk screws to hold in place. The bridge is a 7 ½” long Brazilian rosewood rectangle, with an adjustable wooden saddle. The guitar produces a smooth, even, pleasing tone that is great to sing with. As an added bonus, the guitar comes with what we believe to be its original Gibson/Epiphone, Kalamazoo black chip case, also in surprisingly good condition.