Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Francesca at Retrofret

I just finished a Francesca 12 string which is currently for sale at Brooklyn's Retrofret, one of the finest vintage guitar shops in the country. The guitar has a red spruce top, mahogany back and sides, ebony fingerboard, Brazilian rosewood bridge, Stella repro purfling and a repro tailpiece, which I made. It was built with fresh hot hide glue and has a French polished varnish finish. The scale length is 26 1/2", with strings from .0013" to .0066", it is intended to be tuned down to B or C. It's a great guitar, the closest thing that you will find to an old Stella 12, for 1/4 of the price.