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1966 Fender Electric Xii Candy Apple Red

1966 Fender Electric Xii Candy Apple Red

Regular price $9,995.00
Regular price $14,950.00 Sale price $9,995.00
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An excellent 1966 Fender Electric XII in an original custom color Candy Apple Red finish! This guitar is all original and in very good overall condition showing only minor cosmetic finish wear including checking and light dings. Set-up well and plays cleanly with a comfortable medium-C profile neck. The original split-coil pickups sound fantastic and this guitar delivers the perfect rich, chorusy tone with plenty of chime and clarity. A great vintage 12-string offset! Includes original hardshell case.

Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:

"It’s widely reported that Candy Apple Red was Leo’s favorite Fender color, and it isn’t difficult to see why. Every other custom color was picked right off the Dupont color chart, but Fender had CAR custom mixed to its exact specification.

It was also the only Fender option that required a more labor intensive multi-step color coat, using a metallic silver or gold base coat with a translucent red topcoat for superior richness and depth.

(Gold undercoats generally began replacing silver in late ’65, can you spot the difference?)

These three offset examples were Fender’s top of the line at the time, so the 5% custom color upcharge was even more of a statement. As if that wasn’t enough, the subtle class of a matching headstock puts this trio of Fenders in a league of their own." - Tyler Geske 

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