Guild Special Run USA D-512E Spruce/Rosewood 12-String

12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Guild Special Run USA D-512E Spruce/Rosewood 12-String

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Description & Specs

One of Guild’s rarest models returns in this one-off Special Run from the brand’s California facility. 

Constructed with an AAA-grade Sitka spruce top, scalloped Adirondack spruce bracing, mother-of-pearl V-block inlays, and rosewood back and sides, this Special Run D-512E 12-string is the first of its kind to be made in Guild’s California facility and one of only a few in the company’s 68 years of production. 

The Special Run D-512E exhibits beautiful balance and a natural compression, sounding at once sweet and rich, yet controlled and very easy to play. The preinstalled LR Baggs Anthem series unit features both a hidden pickup and a microphone, which can be blended or selected independently for additional tonal variation when plugging in. 

Body Shape: Dreadnought
Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Soundboard Thickness: 1/8" (3mm)
Top Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X
Bracing: Scalloped Adirondack Spruce
Soundhole Diameter: 4" (100mm)
Rosette: Abalone and ABS Ring
Rosette Width: 1/4" (7mm)
Body Binding: White and Black ABS
Body Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Body Back: Solid Indian Rosewood
Neck Material: Mahogany with a Walnut Center Strip
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Scale Length: 25 5/8" (651mm)
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm Allen Key
Neck Shape: C Shape
Neck Thickness 1st Fret: 21mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret: 22.5mm
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
Frets Total: 20
Fingerboard Inlays: V-Blocks - Mother-Of-Pearl and Abalone
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Finish - Top: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Finish - Back and Sides: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Finish - Neck: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Color: Natural (NAT)
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1 7/8" (48mm)
Nut String Spacing: 1 5/8" (41mm)
Nut Thickness: 4.3mm
Saddle Material: Compensated Bone
Bridge Material: Indian Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing: 2 3/8" (60mm)
Bridge Pins: Bone
Bridge Pin Specs: 1T size - 3 degree taper - .210" underskirt diameter
Hardware Finish / Plating: Gold
Tuning Machines: Gotoh SE701 Open Gear in Gold
Tuning Machine Ratio: 15:1
Tuning Machine Buttons: Gold Butterbean
Endpin: Endpin Jack
Endpin (or jack) Diameter: 1/2" jack
Pickguard: Nitrocellulose
Electronics: LR Baggs Anthem with Volume Mix and Phase Controls

Overall Length: 41 3/4" (1061mm)
Body Length: 20" (508mm)
Upper Bout Width: 11 5/8" (295mm)
Waist Width: 10.8" (275mm)
Lower Bout Width: 16" (406mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout: 4" (101mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout: 5" (127mm)

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