Instrument Details

1995 Franklin Stella 12-string Mahogany/Engelmann
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Franklin Guitars
Product Year
1995
Model
Stella 12-string
Serial #
552
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
4357
Condition
Excellent light play wear in the soundhole area, one finish compression on the rosette bass side.
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo
Back & Sides
Mahogany
Top
Spruce - Engelmann
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Marquetry
Top Trim
Marquetry
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
MOP Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Schaller Mini
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
21 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
15.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
26.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
673.1 mm
Nut Width
1.88 in
Nut Width (mm)
47.8 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

This Franklin twelve string built by Nick Kukich may just be the most exciting twelve string you will ever play. Modeled after the old Stella twelve strings, this Franklin is meant to be tuned down low to a D standard tuning which makes for a great string feel. We have always found a good twelve string to be rejuvenating to a weary six string player, this one will pick you right up and have you writing new songs in a heartbeat. The combination of Mahogany and Sitka Spruce make for a lively tone with plenty of sparkle on those octave and unison strings.

This isn't your run-of-the-mill 12-string, either: thanks to the metal tailpiece aned floating bridge, this guitar has a more dynamic, mellow voice than its fixed-bridge relatives, because the string tension is distributed more evenly across the top. The result is a 12-string that doesn't have the bell-like sparkle of a Taylor 12, but instead has a more fully formed fundamental that is easy on the ears and the hands.

This guitar will have you wanting to play Leadbelly tunes in no time flat! It really is a nice change to have a twelve string tuned down, it puts far less tension on the top, really allowing it to open up and sing. The reduced tension also just feels incredible on the fingertips.
 
That jangly 12-string sound comes pouring right out of this guitar. It's not as loud as the Guild, but it has some nice character and sparkle.
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SCALE LENGTH 26.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.88 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ENGELMANN,
MAHOGANY

This Franklin twelve string built by Nick Kukich may just be the most exciting twelve string you will ever play. Modeled after the old Stella twelve strings, this Franklin is meant to be tuned down low to a D standard tuning which makes for a great string feel.
 

This guitar will have you wanting to play Leadbelly tunes in no time flat! It really is a nice change to have a twelve string tuned down, it puts far less tension on the top, really allowing it to open up and sing.
 
That jangly 12-string sound comes pouring right out of this guitar. It's not as loud as the Guild, but it has some nice character and sparkle.
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