FENDER ELECTRIC XII (USA)

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1965 to 1969

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.

Specifications (19)

Body

Body shape featuresasymmetrical body, double cutaway
Pickguard materialtortoiseshell pickguard

Hardware

Bridgestrings-through bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersblock fingerboard position markers, dot fingerboard position markers

General

Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings12 strings

Neck

Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets21 fret
Peghead (headstock)drooping headstock
Tuner layoutsix-per-side tuners

Controls

Pickup selector controls4-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 split single coil pickups

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