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Used – Froggy Bottom Model F12 Deluxe – Adirondack Spruce & Figured Mahogany (2015)

Serial Number: F1817
Weight: 4 lbs 1 oz

The Froggy Bottom F12 Model – a full-sized 16” guitar with 4.125” depth (significantly shallower than dreadnoughts) – was inspired by the instrument resulting from the chance conversion of a broken Martin F-7 arch top back in Greenwich Village of the 1960s.

In 1965, someone brought a old Martin F-7 with a trashed top into Marc Silber’s shop in the Village, wondering if it could be salvaged. Marc replaced the original arch top with a flat top and what had been a rather pedestrian guitar got a lot more interesting. As the guitar made the rounds in the Village scene, it caught the attention of players and builders alike. People started bringing the old F-7s into Matt Umanov’s shop for conversion. Word got around.

These early conversions demonstrated the sonic virtues of reducing the volume of air in the bodies of larger instruments and altered the course of contemporary flat top guitar design.

The shallower depth of the Froggy Bottom F makes the instrument comfortable to play and contributes to the guitar’s exceptional string-to-string balance, clarity, and projection.

Other specifications of the Froggy Bottom Model F12 Deluxe include:

  • Adirondack Red Spruce Top
  • Figured Honduran Mahogany Back & Sides
  • 25.25″ Scale Length
  • 12 Frets to Body Joint
  • 1 3/4″ Bone Nut
  • Solid Peg Head
  • Ebony Fingerboard with 20 Frets
  • #5 Pattern (Scalloped Diamonds at 5,7,9,12 & 15) in Green Abalone Fingerboard Position Markers
  • Abalone Frog Logo Headstock Inlay
  • Bound Headstock
  • 4A Rosewood Headstock Overlay
  • Abalone Rosette & Backstrip
  • Nickel Waverlys
  • Curly Maple Bindings and Graft(s)
  • Curly Maple Heel Cap
  • Clear High Gloss Finish
  • Belly Bridge
  • 2 3/16″ Bridge Pin Spacing
  • Imitation Tortoise Pickguard Included
  • Ebony Bridge Pins and End Pin with Paua Abalone Dots
  • Original Hard Case
  • 4 lbs 1 oz
  • F1817

For more information about this Froggy Bottom Model F12 Deluxe acoustic guitar, please contact us.

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$5,250.00

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