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FDP Forum / All Other Fender Guitars and Instruments / Talking 'bout 12-strings

barry.b
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Jul 16th, 2011 07:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi

I now own two different '60's Fender 12-strings: an Electric XII ('66) and a Coronado XII ('67)

One thing I don't get is the lack of re-use of parts: namely the bridge (C-XII 10 saddle/E-XII 12 saddle) and the string retainer (C-XII 8 hole on 2 levels, E-XII 6 hole).

They're both made roughly the same time, and the neck is pretty much the same.

The same thing can apply to control plates: different between Jaguar, Mustang and E-XII.

For a company who brought assembly-line techniques to guitar building, I'm surprised how little parts interchange there was for drop-dead simple bits.

thoughts?

For the record, IMHO the Coronado XII has the better string retainer, E-XII the better bridge.

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