I’m selling my 1978 Guild twelve-string F-212 for only $650. This model, which has mahogany back and sides, is sometimes called Guild’s “mini jumbo” but, at 16” across the lower bout, it never felt “mini” to me. After owning it since 1990, I find that I very rarely pick it up, so I’ve decided that it should go to someone who’ll play it as much as it deserves.
The action is still low enough to be comfortable (see pictures) but, since it’s 35 years old, a neck reset may be necessary within the next few years. And there is an odd stain on the back of the neck that resulted from work to repair some capo damage (the work – done by a repairperson I’d not recommend – is nearly invisible to the feel, but clearly obvious to the eye).
And that’s it for the “bad news”.
The good news is that this is a totally crack-free and structurally-sound instrument with a killer tone. The guitar was built in 1978 (“Oct 1978” is stamped on the underside of the top) in Westerly, Rhode Island, when Guild was still an independent company, building some of the best guitars – and perhaps the best 12-string guitars – in the world.
There are some nicks and scratches but, for its age, this one is truly a winner. It comes with the original Guild hardshell case, which has a replacement handle and is a bit beat looking on the outside, but is clean and fairly new looking on the inside. The case is perfectly usable and does not need to be replaced.
This is a great deal for only $650 (plus the cost of shipping/insurance/tracking information – to the lower 48 only). I will accept a cashier’s or certified check, or money order. See photos of the guitar at the following address (if clicking on the link doesn’t get you there, please try copying and pasting it into your browser, or contact me):
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional information you might need. Thanks for looking,