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2003 Tippin 000T12-C, Brazilian Rosewood/Alpine Spruce
$9,270
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Tippin, Bill
Model
000T12-C
Serial #
0903140
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2266
Condition
Hardly any marks, well cared for.
Body Type(s)
Small, 000
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Alpine
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Hard
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Wood
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebano (Rocklite)
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Abalone Side Dots
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
MOP
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.5 in
Upper Bout
10.75 in
Lower Bout
15.25 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.313 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.825 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.92 in
Weight
4 lb. 5 oz.
Case
Hardshell - TKL
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Description

The only thing better than a Tippin? A Tippin that’s had a few years and a few thousand notes under its belt—this 2003 000T12-C is a petite-proportioned powerhouse. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides here to add malty warmth and overtones to the voice (with some lovely figure to boot), and an Alpine Spruce top for smooth projection and balance. Bill’s 000 is a natural fingerstyle guitar, here with a 25.4” scale + 12-fret neck (and cutaway) for a sweet mixture of power and warmth. Long scale meant we were able to tune down to DADGAD and keep the power and clarity, and we honestly didn’t want to put this one down afterwards. Slotted headstock with gold Waverly tuners, V neck; understated aesthetics with Abalone side dots and Ivoroid bindings. This Tippin has been well cared for and is in stellar condition.


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This Tippin is built around the time I first met Bill. Since then he’s become a great friend and recognized as one of the best makers in the world. Bold and powerful, perfect for the blues player, but it will do it all.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.313 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ALPINE,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

The only thing better than a Tippin? A Tippin that’s had a few years and a few thousand notes under its belt—this 2003 000T12-C is a petite-proportioned powerhouse.
 

This Tippin is built around the time I first met Bill. Since then he’s become a great friend and recognized as one of the best makers in the world.
 
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