The Fender Stratocaster XII
is the 12 string
version of the Fender Stratocaster electric guitar
made by Fender
. It was introduced in 1985 and re-issued 20 years later after a brief discontinuation in 1996. Unlike the Fender Electric XII
, it uses a Strat-style body. Fender discontinued the Strat XII in 2009.
The Stratocaster XII is designed in the United States
and manufactured in Japan
. The original 1985 version featured some slight differences compared to the re-issue model of 2005; it had a larger bridge and saddle system similar to that of an Electric XII and an altered headstock shape with raised machine heads. It also used a 22-fret neck with a rosewood fingerboard and pearloid
dots. The current version features a modified hard-tail Strat bridge, a pao ferro
fretboard with 21 frets and clay dot inlays.
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The Telecaster XII
is similar in design, features and construction to the original Stratocaster XII of 1985, except for the addition of a 2-piece premium lightweight ash
Tele-style body, a 1-ply black pickguard and a 1-piece maple neck/fingerboard with black micarta dot inlays. This American-made Custom Shop
limited-edition guitar was made in 1995 and discontinued in 1998. Read More