Gold Tone GM-12+ 12-String Acoustic-Electric Mandolin For Guitarists - w/ Gold Tone Case
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This Gold Tone GM-12+ is a 12 string acoustic-electric mandolin that's perfect for guitar players who want add authentic mandolin sound into their sonic vocabulary without needing to conquer a steep learning curve. At home on the stage or in the studio, this mandolin is right at home playing anything from Newgrass to Folkternative..and beyond.
With its 12 strings tuned an octave above a standard guitar, this acoustic-electric plays like a guitar but captures that mandolin sound. The Gold Tone GM-12+ has a loud and percussive tone due to its all solid-wood construction and hand-rubbed oil finish. Laminated construction and heavy poly finishes simply can't compete. The intonated ebony bridge improves tuning and the tailpiece allows for standard ball-end strings. A unique transducer pickup sandwiched in the bridge provides an awesome electric sound capturing an accurate reproduction of this 12-string's acoustic quality. The vintage worn hand rubbed finish is exceptionally thin, maximizing this mandolin's clear and balanced voice.
With all solid tonewood construction crafted from a carved spruce top and beautifully flamed maple back & sides, the GM-12+ has a bright, loud and percussive acoustic voice. It has plenty of that mandolin “chop” that bluegrass players will appreciate. Recording guitarists that are using a “Nashville high strung” guitar to add sparkle to their tracks are going to love what the GM-12 + brings to the mix.
Aside from great tone, the GM-12+ features celluloid binding on the body top, back, neck and headstock.The hand-rubbed oil finish on the neck and body feel great in your hands and won't get sticky under hot stage lighting. Guitar players will appreciate that the comfortable slim maple neck is topped with a radiused ebony fretboard and their beloved “E to E” string tuning. For improved tuning and superb amplified tone, the compensated ebony bridge comes outfitted a unique Gold Tone bridge-mounted passive piezo transducer. Other premium features include a ZeroGlide bone nut, a gold-plated tailpiece that allows for ball-end string and a 12-pack of gold-plated Kluson-style tuning machines.
Because this is a professional instrument and will be traveling a lot, the correct Gold Tone hard case is included.
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Gold Tone GM-12+ Acoustic-Electric Guitar Mandolin Specifications:
Top: Carved Solid Spruce
Bridge: Compensated Ebony
Back: Solid Flame Maple
Sides: Solid Flame Maple
Fretboard Inlay: Dot
Wood Finish: Hand-Rubbed Oil
Nut: ZeroGlide Nut (Bone)
Tuners: Vintage “6 On A Plate” Kluson-Style
Strings: .027w, .044w, .018, .037w, .011, .028w, .009, .024, .013, .013, .009, .009
Pickup: Gold Tone Bridge Mounted Passive Piezo
Nut Width: 1-7/8”
Fretboard Radius: 15”
Weight: 2 lb, 13 oz
Frets: 21 Medium
Case: Hardshell Case Included