1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars
1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452 - Artisan Guitars

1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst ID-6452

1969 Gibson B 25 12 String Cherry Sunburst

Gibson introduced the B-25 in 1962 which featured a mahogany body. It has a solid back, laminated sides with a solid spruce top. It has a rosewood fingerboard like the B-45. The B-25 featured a smaller body than the B-45 and a narrow neck (1 5/8" nut). Many came with a plastic bridge and ceramic adjustable saddle. Most B-25's had a cherry sunburst finish, but there were a limited number of ebony finish editions with white pickguards. There was also a natural finish Gibson B-25-N edition.

Gibson also produced a "short scale" version of the B-25, the B-25-3/4, with the same features as the standard B-25 but with a ¾ size body and a different sunburst finish. The short scale editions were marketed as "student" guitars. Gibson stopped production on the b-25 - 12 string acoustic guitar in 1970. However production of the b-25-12-N kept on till 1977 (same acoustic guitars but natural finish)

This 1969 Gibson B-25 12 String guitar features a Fishman Pickup mounted in the soundhole. It sounds fantastic when plugged or un-plugged. The fingerboard is slightly wider and the radius was slightly flatter than a six string instrument. This guitar has had a professional set up and plays beautifully. For a small bodied 12 string this has a phenomenal tone with lots of mid-range clarity. The spruce top features a gorgeous cherry Gibson sunburst finish. The shoulders on the upper bout are rounded and these models came with a rectangular bridge and a trapeze tail piece. However, in later production, the bridge was the more traditional pin style.

This guitar is in overall good condition. It has some assorted minor dings, scratches that you would expect from a guitar that is from the 60's! It has no fretwear. We've done our best to capture the dents, dings and scratches in the top, back, sides and neck as seen in the detailed photos below. Comes with a hardshell case.

Specifications:

  • Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
  • Serial: 565372
  • Top Wood: Spruce
  • Back Wood: Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 2"
  • Scale: 24 3/4"
  • Year: 1969
  • Fretboard: Unbound Rosewood
  • Saddle Spacing: Adjustable Saddle
  • Bridge: Oversized Pin Bridge
  • Headstock Shape: Solid
  • Headstock Inlay: Gibson Logo
  • Body Depth: 4 1/2"
  • Lower Bout Width: 14 1/2"
  • Total Length: 42"
  • Pickup(s): Fishman Soundhole
  • Case: Chip Board Case
  • Misc. 1: Cherry Sunburst
  • Misc. 2: Trapeze Tailpiece
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