The Guild F-412 is hailed as the world’s most in-demand 12-string – beautifully built, a breeze to play, and so incredibly warm sounding that it will remove the socks from your feet and relocate them to the back yard!
Stevie Ray Vaughan
From David Gilmour to John Denver, Robert Smith of the Cure to Richard Ashcroft of the Verve, Guild’s F-412 has found itself in lots of famous hands. In an incredibly diverse list, other big name F-412 players include Billy Duffy, Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson, Slash, Brian May, Doyle Bramhall II, Peter Buck, and the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan, perhaps most notably in his high profile MTV Unplugged performance.
The F-412’s 17” jumbo body features all solid timbers – AAA-grade Sitka Spruce top, with hand-selected, figured Maple back & sides. Perfect acoustic tone timbers, with the bonus of extreme good looks. And that perfect tone is triply enhanced, courtesy of an arched back, dovetail neck joint and scalloped Red Spruce braces. It all adds up to incredible tone and BIG projection!
The 3-piece Mahogany-Maple-Mahogany neck boasts a fabulously thin, flat-C profile, courtesy of graphite reinforcing and a truss rod with 2 support bars. The playability of the necks on all of the Tacoma built models has really added to the desirability factor of these guitars.
Eboby, mother-of-pearl, abalone, bone, gold
That already magical neck is capped with a 12” radius Ebony fingerboard, with shimmering mother-of-pearl and abalone block inlays. Bone nut, (1?” / 46mm width), Ebony headstock overlay, with mother-of-pearl Guild inlay, and Gold plated Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners round out the business end.
Down the blunt end, a solid Birch tailblock, Rosewood bridge with a bone saddle and polished bone bridge pins. Everywhere you look, it’s one more premium feature after another!
Oh, and if you’re headed for a gig, our 2006 model F-412 comes factory fitted with the famous D-TAR ‘Multi-Source’ Pickup System – just plug in and play. The D-TAR system takes all of the guitar’s 12-string chime & sparkle and passes it to your amp or PA setup with stunning fidelity. And perfectly balanced, you’ll have no trouble at all doing your entire gig with just your F-412.
Free courier delivery
Finished in handsome Antique Sunburst nitro lacquer, the guitar is in Excellent+ condition and comes complete with its original Guild hard shell case and paperwork, (pics 7, 8 and main), plus FREE COURIER DELIVERY to any address in Australia. ($100 airfreight to New Zealand, $175 to the US, Canada, UK and mainstream European countries. International freight added at checkout)