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1965 Gibson B-45-12

Serial #345110. A nearly perfect example of Gibson's most famous 12 string model. The B-45-12 was introduced in 1961, and found itself in the hands of some of the most notable 12 string balladeers of the 1960's. Here in Canada, Gordon Lightfoot brought fame to the B-45-12, and one can hardly think of this model of Gibson without seeing the album cover of Lightfoot's 1974 chart-topper, Sundown.

D-sized body with spruce top and mahogany back and sides, rectangle bridge with adjustable saddle insert and trapeze tailpiece. Cherry sunburst finish with white bindings, tortoise celluloid pickguard. Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot markers, kluson double-ring tuners, pearloid headstock inlays. 24.75" scale, 2" nut width.

A crack free guitar with no repairs of any kind. Original frets, nut, tuners. The guitar was brought to us by its original owner, and is in simply amazing condition. Set-up in our shop, it plays easily and in tune. The tailpiece is a replacement, but that's the only strike against it.

With original strap and hardshell case

Shipping into the USA?

Sending this guitar to a US address is easy to do, and there are no import fees, taxes, or duties to pay when it arrives. We take care of everything involved in shipping -- all you have to do unpackage the instrument when it arrives and play!

Questions? Email us anytime, or call us toll-free at 1-855-772-0424.

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