2001 Nick Apollonio 12-String Jumbo Guitar

I wasn't at all aware of Nick Apollonio's instruments until a few months ago -- first on two repair jobs and then via this consignor's guitar. He does a great job building -- they're definitely pushed close to the limit with the lightness of the builds, but that's why they sound good. This one has a ridiculously-fast neck and a J-200-like tone and presence... though, of course, it's a 12-string... so it's got that shimmer, too.

This was bought new by the current owner and it's had minor work done on it in the past. It looks like the neck was adjusted or reset at some point, though to keep the action low (at least right now with our high humidity) requires a lower saddle. It's built from premium stuff, though -- a solid, star/sort-of-x-braced Adirondack spruce top, solid flamed maple back and sides (with a curly mahogany -- I think -- center-strip), maple neck, and ebony board and bridge. The trim is also pearly and pretty, too, in a classic sort of way. Need I mention the sloop inlaid in the headstock?

I did some glorified setup work to it and now it's playing spot-on and even has a fully-compensated saddle.

Repairs included: fret level/dress, recut saddle slot (it'd been filled before for some reason), new compensated bone saddle, cleaning, setup.

Top wood: solid red spruce

Back & sides wood: solid flamed maple

Bracing type: star-shaped/x-ish

Bridge: ebony

Fretboard: ebony

Neck wood: maple

Action height at 12th fret: 3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: custom XLset: 20w/46w, 14/36w, 11/26w, 8/18w, 13/13, 10/10

Neck shape: slim/shallow C/D with wider nut

Board radius: almost flat -- ~16" or so

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: wide-lower

Scale length: 25 5/8"

Nut width: 2"

Body width: 16 7/8"

Body depth: 4 3/4"

Weight: 5 lbs 6 oz

Condition notes: it has minor playwear/usewear throughout -- small, light, not noticeable scratches here and there. There's a little pickwear right in front of the bridge and near the pickguard, but all of it is hard to see. Otherwise it's pretty clean. Due to the "tie block" bridge style, there's not a ton of back-angle on the strings at the saddle. It can come down a little more if it needs to be adjusted but there's only about 1/16" of height on the saddle above the deck on the treble side. I could modify the guitar into a pin-bridge setup if desired. I do that all the time for old Harmony guitars.

It comes with: a nice hard case.