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Fender Villager 12-String, Black V3

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With its authentic "hockey stick" headstock from the 1960s, the Villager(TM) 12-String joins the ranks of Fender's California Player series acoustics. Originally introduced in 1965, today's Villager 12-String has been updated for the modern player's needs with a gloss black finish, comfortable cutaway Newporter shape and high-quality Fishman electronics. Acoustically, this solid spruce-topped guitar offers all the chiming resonance you expect from a great 12-string.

The Villager 12-String features optimized bracing for reduced mass and superior resonance, a Graph Tech NuBone nut and saddle for greater sustain and a Fishman preamp system that makes it easy to plug in without sacrificing the guitar's natural sound. The 24.75" scale gives this instrument a slightly slinkier feel, making it easier to wrangle all 12 strings simultaneously. The lightweight mahogany neck features a comfortable, easy-to-play, slim-taper "C"-shaped profile suitable for any playing style, and its walnut fingerboard and bridge further augment this instrument's vibrant tone.

With superb playability, distinctive looks and unmistakable Fender vibe, the Villager 12-String is an instrument for a new generation of fearless players.

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Model Name: Villager 12-String, Walnut Fingerboard, Black V3
Model: 0970753006
Series: California Series
Colour: Black
Body: Solid Spruce Top with Laminated Mahogany Back and Sides
Body Finish: Gloss Poly
Body Shape: Newporter
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Satin
Neck Shape: Slim "C"
Scale Length: 24.72" (628 mm)
Fingerboard: Walnut
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
String Nut: Graph Tech NuBone
Nut Width: 1.77" (45 mm)
Position Inlays: Dot
Controls: Volume, Bass, Treble
Bridge: Modern Viking
Hardware Finish: Nickel
Tuning Machines: Sealed Nickel
Pickguard: 3-Ply Gold
Strings: Fender Phosphor Bronze 70-12L, 80/20 (.010-.048 Gauges)

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Went in today to try out guitars and picked up this one, plays great, enjoyed it. Very well built and a good deal for the stuff you get.
Posted by Will on Dec 21, 2019
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Purchased to replace my Takamini....head snapped....and right from the get go, this guitar felt right, sounded right. The action is nicer than my Martin and its very comfortable to play.
Posted by mike on Oct 5, 2019
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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
Very very playable 12 string! Good projection with a balanced sweet sound. Plugged into a Traynor AM Standard amp the Villager's Fishmann p/u is full and vibrant. I compared this guitar to ones costing almost 3 times as much. Very happy!
Posted by Rick Latorre on May 7, 2019
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