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For sale here is an electrified vintage Fender Gemini F-15 acoustic guitar that was made in Japan in the mid to late 1970s. This one is super remarkable for the quality of the spruce top and the rosewood back, sides and mahogany neck. This one has pretty low action and plays pretty well given the age of the guitar, so I decided to electrify it.
The goldfoil addition is a little pet project of mine. I have probably made over a hundred of these at this point. I found these goldfoil pickups online and have been adding them to vintage acoustic guitars that are not in collector shape, but still play great. The goldfoil simply clip mounts in the sound hole, and then I added a jack plate on the bottom and wired in a simple volume control.
Other than that, all I had to do was shine it up, set the action and change the strings. The tone is wonderfully full and the action is decently low for a guitar this age. The patina on this thing is a work of art. (See pics for full condition and action.)
As always I oiled the board, changed the strings, polished the finish and tweaked the set up. This one is strung with Stringjoy guitar strings made right here in Nashville. I like the .10-.50. These old girls were not meant to handle large amounts of string tension, so getting light gauge strings on your first string change is CRUCIAL.
As with all of my vintage acoustic guitars, this guitar is being sold “as is” regardless of condition. (See my shop policies for more information.) As always, I pack my guitars to survive a thermonuclear explosion, and always ship with full insurance.
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