GIBSON B-25-12

  • Gibson B-25-12N


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  • acoustic guitars

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Dates of manufacture: 

1962 to 1977

GIBSON made the B-25-12 between 1962 and 1977. It was a traditional grand concert size instrument offering fine resonance and response, Gibson quality and workmanship at an relatively affordable price.  It featured a selected two-piece spruce top, Honduras mahogany back and sides, ivoroid binding and ivoroid soundhole purfling ring. The twelve-string, fast, low action neck was made of one-piece mahogany and fitted with an adjustable truss rod. The B-25-12 had a special adjustable twelve string bridge and tailpiece. While the early B-25-12s had a trapeze tailpiece, this was replaced in 1963 by a strings though bridge and again in 1970 by a standard acoustic pin bridge. Tortoise shell pickguard. Chrome-plated enclosed machine heads. Grand concert size and shape: 14.25" wide. 19" long. 4.5" deep: 24.75" scale length 20 frets. The Gibson B-25-12 came in cherry-sunburst finish (discontinued in 1970) or as the B-25-12N with natural top with cherry finish back and sides (discontinued in 1977).


Specifications (24)


Body back materialmahogany body back
Body depth4.5 inches body depth
Body sides materialmahogany body sides
Body stylegrand-concert style
Body top materialspruce body top
Body width14.25 inches body width
Pickguard materialtortoiseshell pickguard
Soundholeround soundhole


Body fretNeck joins body at 14th fret
Neck jointset neck
Number of frets20 fret
Peghead (headstock)black face headstock
Tuner layoutsix-per-side tuners


Bridge pinswhite pins
Bridgerosewood bridge, strings-through bridge
Tailpiecetrapeze tailpiece


Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Finish colorsnatural finish, red finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings12 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

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GIBSON B-25-12 reviewed by C Orosz

Average: 5 (1 vote)
I purchased a used Gibson B-25 12 string acoustic with natural finish made in 1968. The guitar is in very good condition for a 51 year old instrument. Overall the sound is very nice with very clean highs and subtle on the bass side, which is what I prefer for a 12 string acoustic. The quality is very good as I expect from Gibson, the neck is pretty comfortable to play even for a 12 string and the action is low making it easier on the fingers. The price range for these guitars is between $800-$1,600 which is reasonable for a vintage American made guitar from the 1960s. I am very happy with my purchase as I got it for a good price which was below the average range.

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