- electric guitars
Dates of manufacture:
The Fender Electric XII was a Jaguar/Jazzmaster style 12-string electric guitar. It was Fender's first and only electric 12 string. In a departure from the Strat-style headstock, it had a distinctive "hockey-stick" headstock.
The Electric XII used a split pickup design (like a Precision bass) with a 4 way pickup selector for neck, neck & bridge in series, neck & bridge in parallel and bridge only options. It used a string-through-body bridge. This model had the first 12 saddle bridge: allowing intonation to be set for each individual string.
The first models had unbound fingerboards with dot inlays. From 1966 onwards they had bound fingerboards and block inlays.
The model was discontinued in 1969. Left-over Electric XII necks were used for Fender Maverick guitars, the Mavericks were only 6-strings leaving a huge gap between each machinehead.
|Body shape features||asymmetrical body, double cutaway|
|Pickguard material||tortoiseshell pickguard|
|Hardware color||chrome hardware|
|Fingerboard inlay material||pearl fingerboard inlay material|
|Fingerboard material||rosewood fingerboard|
|Fingerboard position markers||block fingerboard position markers, dot fingerboard position markers|
|Finish effects||sunburst finish|
|Number of strings||12 strings|
|Neck joint||bolt on neck|
|Neck material||maple neck|
|Number of frets||21 fret|
|Peghead (headstock)||drooping headstock|
|Tuner layout||six-per-side tuners|
|Pickup selector controls||4-way selector switch|
|Tone controls||1 tone control|
|Volume controls||1 volume control|
|Pickups configuration||2 split single coil pickups|