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Fender revives the iconic Electric XII 12-string for new Alternate Reality model

Fender has officially rereleased the Electric XII 12-string electric guitar as part of its Alternate Reality series.

This new version stays true to 1965's original 12-string guitar - with dual split-coil pickups, 12-string hardtail bridge (with individual saddles) and a three-way pickup selector.

There’s also a Modern C-shaped maple neck with 9.5” radius pau ferro fingerboard and 22 medium-jumbo frets, as well as an alder body, available in Lake Placid Blue, Olympic White and 3-Color Sunburst finishes.

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Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII

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Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII

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Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII

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You can check out Eugene Edwards (guitarist for Dwight Yokam) put the guitar through its paces above. Jangle ahoy!

The Electric XII is available now for $999, including deluxe gigbag. See Fender for more.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.