Instrument Details

1997 Manzer 12 String Koa/Sitka
$12,870$12,495
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Manzer
Product Year
1997
Model
12 String
Serial #
10216
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5458
Condition
Very Good. Some finish checking at upper bout, pick wear above bridge, cleated and stabilized top crack.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Koa
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Phoenix & Chinese Dragon
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
None
Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Schaller
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
None
Pickup
B-Band UST
Body Length
19.875 in
Upper Bout
11.125 in
Lower Bout
15.625 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.63 in
Scale Length (mm)
651 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

The 12-string market just got a little brighter: we have a 1997 12-string from Linda Manzer in Koa and Sitka Spruce! The 25 5/8" scale has easy playability and great intonation across the numerous string gauges in play here, and the added comforts of a Manzer Wedge and Venetian Cutaway make this instrument further improve that playability.

The voice is excellently balanced, and responds well to both a gentle and robust attack. Well played-in and opened up, this Manzer 12-String also comes with a B-Band UST pickup which faithfully translates all the Koa-and-Sitka colorfulness to whatever amp you'd like. Across the fretboard you'll find on of Linda's rare Phoenix-and-Chinese-Dragon inlays which, with the simpler Ebony bindings elsewhere, acts as a gorgeous centerpiece to this already attractive display of lutherie at its finest.

The dry Koa tone works well for a 12-string, and the voice on this Manzer definitely benefits from that punchiness and even response. I also like the look of the hollowed out headstock; a great way to keep the weight down. Overall, this guitar is really easy to play.
 
I really enjoyed playing this 12-string. It has just the right amount of jangle that 12-strings are known for, as well as packing a nice punch with its midrange frequencies.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.63 in
NUT WIDTH 1.88 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
KOA

The 12-string market just got a little brighter: we have a 1997 12-string from Linda Manzer in Koa and Sitka Spruce! The 25 5/8" scale has easy playability and great intonation across the numerous string gauges in play here, and the added comforts of a Manzer Wedge and Venetian Cutaway make this instrument further improve that playability.The voice is excellently balanced, and responds well to both a gentle and robust attack.
 

The dry Koa tone works well for a 12-string, and the voice on this Manzer definitely benefits from that punchiness and even response. I also like the look of the hollowed out headstock; a great way to keep the weight down.
 
I really enjoyed playing this 12-string. It has just the right amount of jangle that 12-strings are known for, as well as packing a nice punch with its midrange frequencies.
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