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Epiphone Roy Orbison 12-String (Limited Edition)

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Epiphone Guitar announced the release of the Limited Edition Roy Orbison 12-String Signature Acoustic model. Produced in cooperation with the legendary singer/songwriter Roy Orbison’s estate, the model is based upon Roy’s own 1962 Epiphone “Bard” 12-string acoustic guitar. Orbison used his original Epiphone acoustic to write and perform many of his most well-known songs including perhaps his biggest hit, “Oh, Pretty Woman.”

Legendary Instrument
A faithful reproduction of the 1962 Bard, this rich sounding 12-string features a solid spruce top with hand-scalloped bracing, a solid mahogany back, a rosewood 12-string bridge and vintage tuners. As an added touch of authenticity, Epiphone adds the a replica of the original blue rectangular sound hole label used during the famous Kalamazoo, MI years.

For this limited edition release, the back of the guitar’s headstock includes a replica of Roy Orbison’s signature and the notation for the first measure of the famous song’s introduction riff. Also included is a hard case with Roy’s signature and “sunglass” icon on it, a certificate of authenticity hand signed by Barbara Orbison and Roy’s son Roy Orbison Jr., a black and white photo of Roy with his original Epiphone Bard 12-string, a sunglass lapel pin and a copy of the “Oh Pretty Woman” sheet music. The certificate and photo come in a leatherette presentation binder.

Specifications
Top Material: Solid Spruce with hand-scalloped bracing
Back Material: Solid Mahogany
Side Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: 1960’s SlimTaper(TM)
Neck Joint: Glued-In
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 25.5 in.
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid “DOT” inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 14 in.
Frets: 20; medium
Binding: Multi-Binding on body
Pickguard: Imitation Tortoise with foil “E”
Bridge: Rosewood; Reverse-belly 12-string
Nut Width: 1-3/4 in.
Hardware: Nickel

Estimate Price: $799.00

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Fender Stratocaster XII 12-String Electric Guitar

Fender Stratocaster XII 12-String Electric Guitar12 vintage-style tuning machines. Adjustable 12-saddle hard-tail bridge. Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard.

The Stratocaster XII features an Alder body, Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard with 21 frets.

Feature:
The finish and the look of this guitar are great and the sound is good (A little muddy using the neck pickup). The factory setup on this thing is horrible, the action was so high it was unplayable. This can NOT be corrected just by lowering the bridge, the neck has to be removed. After a lengthy setup it plays well with out any fret buzz. The neck is a little to narrow for my liking causing me to bump other strings while fretting. Has good looks and stylishly light. The guitar to hard on wiring though.

Quality:
This is a great sounding 12 string that looks cool and is extremely easy to play. The instrument is quite light in weight with good balance and it has a rather narrow neck. The tone is really perfect for a 12 string and this guitar is easier than most other 12 strings I’ve tried. The guitar arrived in perfect condition and fits in a standard strat-sized case. It has a solid feel and the finish is spot-on Fender beautiful.

Sound:
This guitar has pretty good sound depending on the amp you use. It is a good beginners guitar but for more experienced players this isn’t your choice. As far as the sound goes the sound on these is comparable to what you would get on far more expensive 12 strings. They sound beautiful, unique and at this price it is a great buy. It sounds like a strat, but adds the chorus, phase, jangle sound of the extra 6 strings. It sounds great both clean, and with some grit.

Ease of Use:
If you have never owned a 12 string before this is an easy playing instrument and this guitar will bring out a different side to your playing as it does to mine.
The action is great right out of the box and it is EZ to chord. When you plug it into your Jangle Box and Sonic Stomp, the sound of this guitar is as good as my Rickenbacker 12 which costs a great deal more than the Strat.

Value:
This guitar is worth a little less then they’re asking, around 150 less. Check Latest Price.

Desirability:
The 3 color sunburst gives this guitar that vintage look, so that really appeals to us old Byrd’s and Beatles fans, who already love the jangly sound of the electric 12.

Technical Info:
Model Name: Stratocaster XII 12-String
Model Number: 027-8900-(Color no.)
Series: Limited Edition Series
Finish: Polyurethane
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple, ‘C’ Shape
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 7.25 in. Radius (184 mm)
No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Style Frets
Pickups: 3 Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat Pickups
Controls:
Master Volume
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup)
Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching:
5-Position Blade
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup
Bridge: Fully Adjustable 12-Saddle Hard-tail Bridge
Machine Heads: Fender/Ping Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Aged White
Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.650 in. (42 mm)
Unique Features:
Vintage Styling
Aged White plastic Parts
6 Over 6 Under Headstock Design
Strings:
Fender Singles
E (.046 and .026 Wound)
A (.036 and .020 Wound)
D (.026 Wound and .012 Plain)
G (.022 Wound and .009 Plain)
B (.011 Plain and .011 Plain)
E (.009 Plain and .009 Plain)

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