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I’ve never played one of these and I’m not really much of a twelve string guy, but I have to confess I found myself sitting there for hours strumming simple chords in every pickup combination it had to offer…and loving it!!!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe original tuners are in good condition for their age, they are not overly stiff, however one of the A string tuners is a bit bent but still functions fine. The jack and tone pots were a little scratchy at first but we gave them a good clean and spray and they seem to be fine now. 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style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhat can I say Maton lovers, this is a beauty. A truly rare find, all original 12 string Maton Fryrbyrd 12-20 as played by Neil Finn (anyone got Neil's phone number!!!). \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThese 12 strings were only produced for an 18 month period between 1965 and 1966. This particular one was made in 1966, it has serial number 166 on the back of the headstock which actually means it is number 66 as serial numbers started with 101. How cool is that? Number 66 made in 1966!!!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt is in all original condition with only a few small paint chips and marks. The paint has checked beautifully, (something guitar ‘relicers’ struggle to emulate) and the finish looks really cool up close, a bit more matte and aged in real life compared to the photos. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe three ‘magnametle’ high flux pickups have separate slide switches and they sound amazing. The pickups sound incredible individually, the neck and middle pickups are rich and warm and the bridge gives you that full 12 string gangle. I particularly liked the sound of the neck and bridge together, however when you add the middle pickup in combination with any of the others it seems to give you an out-of-phase tone which sounds a lot like that famous Neil Finn song… you know the one!!!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eI’m sure the Maton guru’s out there will shed some light. I’ve never played one of these and I’m not really much of a twelve string guy, but I have to confess I found myself sitting there for hours strumming simple chords in every pickup combination it had to offer…and loving it!!!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe original tuners are in good condition for their age, they are not overly stiff, however one of the A string tuners is a bit bent but still functions fine. The jack and tone pots were a little scratchy at first but we gave them a good clean and spray and they seem to be fine now. It even comes with the original case which, unlike many original cases, is fully functional and protects the guitar well. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWith only 120 made, and who knows how many still alive, this is a collectors guitar that will only appreciate in value. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePlease feel free to ask any questions. The shop is still in COVID-19 appointment mode, so please just give us a call or drop us an email to arrange a time to inspect. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Maton 1966 12-20 Fyrbyrd 12 String

Product Description

What can I say Maton lovers, this is a beauty. A truly rare find, all original 12 string Maton Fryrbyrd 12-20 as played by Neil Finn (anyone got Neil's phone number!!!). 


These 12 strings were only produced for an 18 month period between 1965 and 1966. This particular one was made in 1966, it has serial number 166 on the back of the headstock which actually means it is number 66 as serial numbers started with 101. How cool is that? Number 66 made in 1966!!!


It is in all original condition with only a few small paint chips and marks. The paint has checked beautifully, (something guitar ‘relicers’ struggle to emulate) and the finish looks really cool up close, a bit more matte and aged in real life compared to the photos. 


The three ‘magnametle’ high flux pickups have separate slide switches and they sound amazing. The pickups sound incredible individually, the neck and middle pickups are rich and warm and the bridge gives you that full 12 string gangle. I particularly liked the sound of the neck and bridge together, however when you add the middle pickup in combination with any of the others it seems to give you an out-of-phase tone which sounds a lot like that famous Neil Finn song… you know the one!!!


I’m sure the Maton guru’s out there will shed some light. I’ve never played one of these and I’m not really much of a twelve string guy, but I have to confess I found myself sitting there for hours strumming simple chords in every pickup combination it had to offer…and loving it!!!


The original tuners are in good condition for their age, they are not overly stiff, however one of the A string tuners is a bit bent but still functions fine. The jack and tone pots were a little scratchy at first but we gave them a good clean and spray and they seem to be fine now. It even comes with the original case which, unlike many original cases, is fully functional and protects the guitar well. 


With only 120 made, and who knows how many still alive, this is a collectors guitar that will only appreciate in value. 


Please feel free to ask any questions. The shop is still in COVID-19 appointment mode, so please just give us a call or drop us an email to arrange a time to inspect. 

$5,500.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

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