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Gibson 12 string songwriter deluxe great condition - not many of these around

#1 User is offline   AB53 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:38 PM

Acoustic with PICKUP installed by manufacturer. I understand there 12 string beauties around. I really need to raise some money and I have a Collings 6 string and have not been playing 12 string much, so I thought it was time to get this to someone who will use it. I can attached or send photos. I also have great feedback on ebay at desertwindmusic (id) but I really do not like that 10% ebay fee (seems really high to me.)
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:29 PM

Price?

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:47 PM

$1099 plus shipping. I can post pics tonight or send them to anyone.

Check out me feedback on ebay at desertwindmusic (ebay id)

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

Hope to put nice new strings on it this weekend and post pics. For anyone waiting, thanks for your patience. I also want to test the internal pickup since I have not used it in years.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:39 PM

Pickup works great. Guitar sounds great. In excellent conditions. Some minor surface scratches which are too slight for photos. And weird blemish on "Gibson" label on headstock like a little lacquer blotch.

I put on Elixir Poly Web strings tonight. Also will come with an extra set of strings.

Great price of $1199 after all shipping and other charges in my pocket. This one was made/inspected at the factory for selling on 4-28-06. Serial number 01036077.

I will miss it ):

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 10:15 AM

Does it have a pick up?
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:22 AM

Thanks for asking. I should have put it in the title. I added it to the first post.
YES - there is a pickup in it installed by the manufacturer. It works great.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:13 AM

Dropped Price - $1099 plus shipping. This is really getting to be a low price for a guitar that sounds this good.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:16 PM

How's the action up the frets? What's the string height at the 12th fret? Your price has me thinking about adding another 12 stringer and selling off the Martin

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 06:15 PM

12th fret - just a tad over 1/8 of an inch.
The action seems really easy up the frets - but I am not a guitarist really - mostly keyboards and mando.
But when I bought it, I compared it to the Martin and others, and frankly this was the easiest one for me to play.
I would not even have bought the other 12 strings I tried, because they were not worth the effort it would have taken for me to get use to the string spacing, action, etc.
Mandos are double stringed of course, but there is a nice little space between the sets of strings. Gibson got it just right IMHO.
Best regards to you.

View PostDave F, on 01 September 2014 - 05:16 PM, said:

How's the action up the frets? What's the string height at the 12th fret? Your price has me thinking about adding another 12 stringer and selling off the Martin


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 06:29 PM

View PostAB53, on 01 September 2014 - 06:15 PM, said:

12th fret - just a tad over 1/8 of an inch.
The action seems really easy up the frets - but I am not a guitarist really - mostly keyboards and mando.
But when I bought it, I compared it to the Martin and others, and frankly this was the easiest one for me to play.
I would not even have bought the other 12 strings I tried, because they were not worth the effort it would have taken for me to get use to the string spacing, action, etc.
Mandos are double stringed of course, but there is a nice little space between the sets of strings. Gibson got it just right IMHO.
Best regards to you.




How much saddle is there?

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 06:32 PM

Not sure what you mean?

View PostDave F, on 01 September 2014 - 06:29 PM, said:

How much saddle is there?


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:21 PM

View PostAB53, on 01 September 2014 - 06:32 PM, said:

Not sure what you mean?



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:46 PM

Do any of these photos help you. The white saddle (If I have it right) it perhaps about 3/16 inches in the middle but it tapers on each side to about 1/8 of an inch. I suppose you could knock it down 1/16th of an inch, but based on the mandos I play I would not touch this much.
It is a shame to sell this guitar for so little.Attached Image: resizedP1020104.jpg
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