Instrument Details

1962 Bozo 12 String Brazilian/Sitka Kotke Played One
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Bozo
Product Year
1962
Model
12 String
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2552
Condition
Good, extensive play wear but structurally solid. Prior Barcus Berry pickup removed but tiny screw holes remain on top and side. One repaired top crack, few repaired back cracks, well done. Tuners replaced, small crack on headstock repaired. We did a complete setup and it is playing perfectly with easy action.
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone and Wood
Top Trim
Rope Style
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo and Torch
Body Bindings
Maple - Flamed
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Chrome
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.188 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
15.625 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.16 mm
Nut Width
1.88 in
Nut Width (mm)
49.3 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.674 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Bozo Podunavac's guitars always inspire strong reactions. Whether simple or ornate, once you've played one it is hard to forget. Back in the early 70's Bozo built a few guitars for Leo Kottke -- this one predates those! In fact, our research has uncovered that this very guitar is the 2nd 12-string ever built by Bozo! This one is crafted from superb old Brazilian Rosewood and topped with Sitka Spruce. There is a custom rosette and headstock inlay that showcase Bozo's wonderful hand inlay work. Historically it is a very interesting piece, but what makes this guitar so special is it's character. With its bold, authoritative sound, and the appearance of a road warrior, this guitar gives off the vibe that it has seen it all, and taken it in stride. Collectors and payers alike will love this guitar.

Bozo Podunavac is a legend in the guitar world. One of the early independent luthiers who made masterpieces for players such as Leo Kotke, Reverend Gary Davis and many more. He made his name with tone, the old fashioned way and this 12 string has it in spades. This is also a very collectible piece as it is the 2nd Bozo 12 ever made and there are not many around. We've done a full setup so it plays beautifully and should for another bunch of years.
 
This guitar is an icon of the '60's Folk scene with plenty of volume and tone. It's a piece of history, for sure.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.88 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Bozo Podunavac's guitars always inspire strong reactions. Whether simple or ornate, once you've played one it is hard to forget.
 

Bozo Podunavac is a legend in the guitar world. One of the early independent luthiers who made masterpieces for players such as Leo Kotke, Reverend Gary Davis and many more.
 
This guitar is an icon of the '60's Folk scene with plenty of volume and tone. It's a piece of history, for sure.
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