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2009 Tippin Bravado 12 String, Brazilian Rosewood/Sitka Spruce
$17,505 $16,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Tippin
Product Year
2009
Model
Bravado 12 String
Serial #
1208003
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1415
Condition
Excellent, only a few scratches and marks.
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Sinker Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Bloodwood, Koa, MOP
Top Trim
MOP
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Koa
Fret Markers
Celtic
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
Koa
Headstock Inlay
Celtic
Body Bindings
Koa
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Nickel With Black Pearl Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
Highlander IP-2 Dual Source
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20.75 in
Upper Bout
11.125 in
Lower Bout
16.25 in
Body Depth Heel
3.625 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.875 in
Nut Width (mm)
47.5 mm
String Spacing
2.45 in
String Spacing (mm)
62 mm
Weight
5 lb. 3 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

It’s not easy to build a 12 string that’s as responsive and clear as a 6 string, but that’s precisely what Bill Tippin has managed to pull off. This is an incredible 2009 Bravado with primo Brazilian Rosewood and lake salvaged Sitka Spruce and a Celtic appointment package that humbles the player with its clarity, power, and elegance. Right down to the details (read: Fossilized Buffalo Horn bridge pins) We love Bill’s work, and are always eager to represent it here, but this one caught us by surprise with just how perfectly everything comes together.
The Celtic knot work along the fretboard and headstock are comprised of intricately woven MOP and Abalone, and Bill added a soundport to the upper bout, and a Koa arm bevel to the lower, for creature comfort. All 12 tuners are Black Pearl Waverlies—one set of these tuners is stunning, to say nothing of two! And we love how the ruddy color of the sinker Sitka pairs with the Koa bindings and rich brown Brazilian Rosewood. This Tippin Bravado is ready for travel and the stage, too, with a custom Calton flight case and a Highlander IP-2 dual source mic/UST pickup system.


Other keywords: lutherie, luthier, 12-string, bravado 12 string, fingerstyle, leo kottke

I’ve known Bill Tippin for many years, and he is simply one of my favorite guitar makers in the world because of his passion and his talent. I’ve spent hours jamming with Bill, so I know that he plays guitar and loves guitar and that’s what informs the voice he is able to get from his instruments. This guitar was made for a good client and friend of Bill's, so he pulled out all the stops to build a 12 string that you can only dream about. Low easy action that you actually want to play for hours and the most incredible materials from head to toe. Beautiful Brazilian, master grade Sitka Spruce, and Celtic inspired inlays throughout. A masterpiece.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.875 in
STRING SPACING 2.45 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SINKER SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

It’s not easy to build a 12 string that’s as responsive and clear as a 6 string, but that’s precisely what Bill Tippin has managed to pull off. This is an incredible 2009 Bravado with primo Brazilian Rosewood and lake salvaged Sitka Spruce and a Celtic appointment package that humbles the player with its clarity, power, and elegance.
 

I’ve known Bill Tippin for many years, and he is simply one of my favorite guitar makers in the world because of his passion and his talent. I’ve spent hours jamming with Bill, so I know that he plays guitar and loves guitar and that’s what informs the voice he is able to get from his instruments.
 
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