July 2010

Blondie XII

Paul Muszanskyj

Custom built 12 string electro acoustic full body guitar.

The Brief: A full bodied 12 string guitar was required. The instrument had to perform equally on stage as in the studio.

This model had to build on the visual looks and sounds of the original Blondie but with 12 strings and that brings its own technical requirements and specifications.

Like before I have discussed all of my wants and needs but have left some space for Dietmar to move the original model on. With that in mind the bridge and headstock are to be given the typical creative twists that Dietmar does so well to overcome these need.

Body depth: 105mm
Body width: 420mm
Top: Engelmann Spruce Master Grade
Body: Sycamore
Neck: Flat D Maple
Nut width: 44mm
Scale length: 630mm
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Frets: 22 Jumbo medium
Pickup: B-Band A10 with Dual Pickups
Tuners: Schaller M6 Mini – Ebony
Finish: Nitro, High Gloss

Construction: Employing a Florentine cutaway for greater upper fret access and visual appeal the guitar plays with a 15 degree angle matched through the sound hole angle of the shoulder and cutaway through to the headstock. Giving this particular acoustic a quirky individual slant.

Unusually for an acoustic this model also uses a blonde wood neck to work with the very blonde nature of the rest of the instrument, accented with black binding and ebony fingerboard and fittings. The wood is close grained and designed for a bright acoustic response with good bass end resonance, isn’t that what every acoustic player wants.

Sound Samples: Don’t just take our word for it try our sound samples and hear for yourself.

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Blondie XII
  • Blondie XII model client inlays and end pin
    Blondie XII PM Inintials inlays
  • Blondie XII model rear neck joint inaly
    Blondie XII rear neck inlay
  • Blondie XII model headstock rear view
    Blondie XII headstock rear
  • Blondie XII model rear body diamond inlay
    Blondie XII diamond inlay
  • Blondie XII model body front view
    Blondie XII full body front view
  • Blondie XII model body rear view
    Blondie XII full body rear view

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