One of only six ever made

Very scarce piece, Sitka top, Tasmanian Blackwood back and side

Serial number 238, made in 2011

50mm nut but very nice wide flat neck - very playable for a 12 string

Amazing chequered purfling effect

Made with cross bracing rather than ladder bracing for extra strength regular scale length of 25.4" but will still tune down nicely (currently in C)

Ships with two nuts - one classic hi/low nut and one low/high nut (Rickenbacker style)

In amazing condition, barely played and virtually dingless (see pics)

Hiscox case

One very careful owner for a decade

Take a look at the pics, it’s a beauty

Recently played by famous Uk guitarist Michael Watts who said it was ‘the best 12 string he’d every played’

Would be around 7.5k GBP now, would also mean two to three year wait

Collectors piece

I’m asking £5,999

Here's Ralph himself on this particular guitar:

The original Stella 12s I built were based on the larger Lead Belly shape, based on an original belonging to Stefan Grossman. Most of the later ones were in the slightly smaller and more elegant 'Barbeque Bob' design (falling somewhere inbetween Martin 12-fret 00 & 000 shapes). I built maybe 6 or 7 of these, but the all shared the authentic Stella ladder-bracing and long 26.5" scale of the Lead Belly model, whether tailpiece or 6-pin bridge versions. This guitar was a different proposition - the general look & styling of the BB Stella 12, but it has a more conventional X-brace, and regular scale of 25.4" (though will still tune a fair bit lower with heavier strings).

Can courier within the UK for less than £200

Europe and international tbd, but can-do

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Listed7 months ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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  • 12 String ‘Barbequebob’ style
  • Sitka / Tasmanian Blackwood
  • 2011
Made In
  • United Kingdom

Michael's Boutique

London, United Kingdom
Joined Reverb:2018

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