Fender XII is MINE ! ! !

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Re: Fender XII is MINE ! ! !

Post by DB » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:03 pm

It came today!

The finish is a little rougher than the eBay images (as I expected),  but the good news is that it plays great and in tune even between problem chords like E to D.  The action is low with no buzzing.  Barre chords are no problem.  It doesn't have a stiff playing feel to it like some 12 strings.  No tuning/intonation hassles either,  like my previous Rics.  I am at work and have only played it unplugged, but it sounds great.  It's definitely a keeper.

The case is really rough, as I expected.  Doesn't matter much to me.

I've actually thought about paining it - perhaps Burgundy Mist - it would look great with the tort guard.  I know the purists will probably cringe at a refin, but with some work this guitar could look really great.

I'm really busy for the next several days, but will post some photos next week sometime.

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Re: Fender XII is MINE ! ! !

Post by Jay » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:32 pm

Will you keep it original if I ask nice?

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Re: Fender XII is MINE ! ! !

Post by Soiouz » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:42 pm

DB wrote:

I've actually thought about paining it - perhaps Burgundy Mist - it would look great with the tort guard.  I know the purists will probably cringe at a refin, but with some work this guitar could look really great.


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I cringe.  :o

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Re: Fender XII is MINE ! ! !

Post by DB » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:13 pm

Yes, I thought that would be the reaction to a refin.  I'll clean it up really well and probably keep it as is.

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Re: Fender XII is MINE ! ! !

Post by geoffreysnow » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:06 am

looks good!

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