Fender Villager 12-string - Natural

12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Laminate Mahogany Back and Sides, Maple Neck, Gold Pickguard, and Fishman Active Electronics - Natural
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A Fender 12-string Acoustic-electric!

Pick up your Fender Villager 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar and start strumming! This laid-back 12-string acoustic-electric guitar is made to play, so go on and surf the fretboard until the sun comes up. The second you strum a chord, you'll be surprised by the Villager 12-string's powerful voice - its got a solid spruce top for full acoustic character you're going to love. But the Villager 12-string also has style. Just take a look at that vintage Fender Electric XII 12-string style headstock and that vintage-vibed pickguard - the Fender Villager 12-string is one cool guitar.

Fender Villager 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:

  • Great tone and a comfortable body style that begs to be played

  • Gig-ready electronics let you plug it in onstage
  • Cool vibe with a chilled out look
Great tone and a comfortable body style that begs to be played

The sweet thing about the Fender Villager 12-string is that you get awesome acoustic tone, without spending a fortune. This is definitely a cool "first guitar" - and also a great upgrade for any seasoned acoustic player. In the name of tone, the Villager 12-string has a solid spruce top. It's a very popular acoustic guitar tonewood because it gives you a round and powerful voice. This is the kind of guitar you'll want to bring into the coffee shop and hit the next open mic. Of course, apart from hearing this one, you'll totally dig playing this one. It has a cutaway body style, so it's easy to play up and down the neck. And speaking of neck, it's got a vintage "C"-shaped neck, so the Villager 12-string will fit perfectly into your palm.

Gig-ready electronics let you plug it in onstage

The Fender Villager 12-string comes loaded with Fishman's Presys pickup system. The powerful Presys system features treble, mid, bass, volume, and phase controls that let you really dial in that perfect sound. Another bonus is the built-in tuner that lets you tune without complicated and confusing handheld tuners. You're ready for the gig with the Fender Villager 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar!

Cool vibe with a chilled out look

Yes, it's about tone, but it's also about vibe. And the Villager 12-string definitely has vibe. Lots of it. Check out the headstock on this one - it's the same shape as Fender's iconic 12-string Stratocaster, so you've got a unique-looking acoustic guitar that's going to draw in eyes. Also cool, the rosette around the soundhole sports a checkerboard design, giving the Villager 12-string a touch of flair. Last but not least, the pickguard isn't your standard tortoise-shell color... it's a vintage-inspired design for another cool, unique touch. Like we said, this is one cool guitar.

Fender Villager 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • Big 12-string sound from a solid spruce top acoustic-electric guitar

  • Single-cutaway Fender-style Dreadnought
  • Gig-ready Fishman active electronics
  • Vintage-style headstock
  • Comfortable rosewood fretboard
The Fender Villager 12-string acoustic-electric guitar is the unique guitar you've been looking for!

NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 12
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss polyurethane
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Laminated Mahogany
Body Bracing Scalloped X bracing
Binding Binding on body
Neck Wood Maple, set
Neck Shape Vintage C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.3"
Tuning Machines Vintage style aged white button tuners
Bridge Material Rosewood, compensated saddle
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.625"
Body Depth 3.75" to 4.75"
Electronics Fishman Isys III system
Strings Fender Phosphor Bronze 70-12L, 80/20, (.010-.048)
Manufacturer Part Number 0968607021

Customer Reviews

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so glad i got it

right out the box , it was tuned. it plays great and sound great. I thought I would have a bit trouble getting use to it, I can play it better than my six string. buy this guitar. you be glad that you did its got great price. worth the wait. thanks Sweetwater for making this guitar available to me and the great service.

Fender Villager

Definitely recommend this guitar! I was really surprised by the high quality and playability of this guitar. It has a smooth sound and is extraordinarily easy to play for a 12 string, easier than some six strings, which allows you to play at the top of your skill level. The body is a little smaller than it looks on line, but it still projects well and sounds great plugged in. 3 EQs and a tuner highlight the electronics. Also, it's not easy to get a hard shell case for it because of the cool headstock. You have to go with the Fender Kingman Bass case if you want a hard shell case. You wont be disappointed with this one.
Music background: Musician/Recording Engineer/Producer

Perfect for Me

A magical shimmering tone is my description for the Villager. I wanted a 12 string that I could take to gatherings, even campfires, and pass around without the worry that attends a pricey guitar. The Villager is MIC and Fender's MIC necks are some of the best finished necks I have ever played. Minus a half point for not having a gig bag figured out for this guitar and a half point for the "just good enough" tuning pegs. With the above said, this guitar suits my needs. A $1200 Breedlove sounds much richer but, the Villager is priced just right for sound and investment, IMO. The more "middy" tone pf the Villager would make to play nicely with fuller 12 strings. It is less 'dramatic' and works well for me playing on a beach with others around. The lighter sound is a very cheery tone. This guitar is a keeper and a wise purchase for me
Music background: Pro Musician
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Fender, Fender 12-string Acoustic Guitars, Fender Acoustic / Electric Guitars