Vintage 1962 Gibson B-45-12 N Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar Natural Finish


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What makes this guitar special:  100% original & just recently acquired from the original owner who kept the guitar in immaculate condition over the years.  Rich, sparkling tone with nice ring to it that sustains well.  A real beauty & must-have for any serious collector or guitar aficionado.

Cosmetic Condition:  Marvelous condition & well cared for over the years by its original owner.  For the most part the guitar is pretty clean, but does show a few minor nicks & dings; mild surface scratches & light weather checking.  The rosewood bridge has shifted forward a tad bit, obviously due to the tension of the 12-strings, but is still pretty firmly attached to the top of the guitar.  At some point down the road a reglue may be necessary, but at this point it seems fine & the guitar is definitely playable.  There's some bellying in the top caused by the string tension & also a bit of pickguard shrinkage near the soundhole has caused a bit of warping in the top & disrupted a bit of the rosette, but there are no cracks in the wood & no repairs made to the guitar.  It's been literally untouched since the '60s.

Neck: Nicely rounded, wide mahogany neck with cream side-dots.  Beautiful dark Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl dot inlays.  Frets show some very light wear & are in great shape overall.  Mother of pearl split diamond inlay.  Kluson Deluxe strip tuners are in perfect working condition.  2" nut width; 24 3/4" scale length.  Neck is straight & plays great up & down the fretboard.  String height at the 12th fret is about 1/8".

Body:  Square should dreadnought with solid spruce top in natural finish & 3-ply binding.  Rosewood bridge with adjustable saddle.  Large tortoise pickguard & multi-ring rosette.  Mahogany back & sides in cherry finish with single-ply binding.  There is no pickup.  Guitar weighs 4 lbs 13.1 oz.

Case:  Original Gibson brown/red chipboard case included.  The case is also in great shape but is missing its handle.