Designed by Gordon himself with Rob Armstrong, one of the UK’s longstanding acoustic guitar luthiers, this beautifully constructed 12 string electro-acoustic guitar defines all the myths that 12 string acoustic guitars have to be big bodied, cumbersome and uncomfortable to play.
Whilst extremely attractive to the eye, the slender waist, curvaceous top and lower bouts are constructed from the finest tonewoods, including mahogany for the body and tight-grained solid North American red cedar for the soundboard. These high quality tonewoods have been selected by Gordon himself, to deliver and project a warm, tight, rich bass, underpinning a bright powerful midrange and sweet highs.
Gordon Giltrap is renowned for his superb songwriting and fast melodic fretboard skills and, with this superb tonewood pairing, the VE2000GG-12 has been designed to project fast note transmission and intricate chord shapes with exceptional clarity.
The addition of a GraphTech compensated NuBone saddle and Nubone nut, contribute to exceptional sustaining qualities and a long throw that can be heard at the back of the hall and, combined with gold plated smooth-geared Goto machine heads, ensures accurate tuning…you just can’t get away with an out of tune 12 string guitar.
The output is clear, balanced and focused in both unison and string pairs with a pronounced dynamic range and sparkling overtones. Like all models in the Vintage Gordon Giltrap Signature series the mahogany neck, like the body and soundboard has an inviting satin finish that’s beautiful to the touch.
With the natural high lustre of the fingerboard the VE2000GG-12 is a joy to play, while the Fishman Rare Earth Blend pickup delivers superb tonality of the guitar’s natural tonewood characteristics uncoloured, to external sources such as mixing desks, amps, monitors or PA systems
There’s no mistaking the sound a high quality built 12 string acoustic guitar can deliver, the VE2000GG-12 is so much fun to perform with live, at home, or as an essential studio guitar. The aesthetics of course speak for themselves, with an abalone inlay at the 12th fret, gold strap buttons, double body binding with fine-line purfling and matching sound hole rosette.
The only time this gorgeous 12 string electro acoustic guitar will have to be tucked away, would be for commuting to gigs. Fear not, the VE2000GG-12 package includes a Kinsman 'Gordon Giltrap' Signature padded hardshell case.
Solid North American red cedar, high grade, close grained.
Back & Sides:
GraphTech® NuBone. Compensated.
Grover® 102, Gold.
High quality USA made.
Kinsman 'Gordon Giltrap Signature' hardshell case included.