Suzuki WT-65H Hummingbird Style 12-String Acoustic Cherry Burst 1970s
Suzuki WT-65H, made in Japan mid 1970s, cherry burst. Suzuki have a long history of making lovely acoustics; everyone's uncle seems to have a nice old Suzuki kicking around somewhere. This is a copy of the Gibson Hummingbird 12-string, but with a cheeky Martin style headstock decal to keep it interesting. It's in terrific shape for it's age and has a lush, bright and sparkly tone. There's a lot to like here, so if you're after a handy vintage 12 string without remortgaging your house for a USA model, this one will surely warm some cockles.
Model: Suzuki WT-65H
Made: Japan, mid 1970s (serial 90502)
Finish: cherry bust
Body: laminate spruce top, laminate mahogany back and sides, dreadnought shape
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, 15" radius, 25.5: scale
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some marks on the end and scuffs on the back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has a few light scratches and scuffs around the body, no major marks. The sides have light scuffs and dimples around the whole body, no major marks though. The front is pretty clean, just some light scuffs around the outside edge and some play scratches on the guard and top horn. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Top is flat, no major structural repairs. Frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh strings.