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1960s Silver Mellow Tone 12 String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (MIJ) (w/ HSC)

1960s Silver Mellow Tone 12 String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (MIJ) (w/ HSC)

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1960s Silver Mellow Tone 12 String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (MIJ) (w/ HSC)

Made in the 1960s by Kasuga Instrument Co., the Silver Mellow Tone is a 12 string acoustic guitar produced entirely in-house by the guitar manufacturer and features a laminated spruce top with a mahogany back, sides and neck. This acoustic oozes 60s Japanese character and attention to detail, Featuring an intricately designed pickguard, multiple layers of binding on both the front and back of the body, and a decorative logo on the headstock, this Silver Mellow Tone boasts a 12th fret neck joint for a more compact size compared to traditional 12 string guitars. This results in very interesting tonality, with the guitar producing brilliant, shimmering tones with plenty of top end sparkle. 

Featuring a relatively short 24.75" scale length neck, it sports a beefy nut width of 49mm and a rosewood fingerboard with a 10" radius. The carve of the neck is shallow but broad and feels fantastic in the hands all the way up and down the neck. Smooth and extremely playable, this is a hard guitar to put down once it has been picked up! Featuring its original nickel silver frets (with a 0 fret) that have been levelled, crowned and polished, the guitar is playing nicely with absolutely no dead spots or buzzing, and 100% life on the freshly levelled frets. The large and nicely carved headstock sports open gear machine heads for good tuning stability and the original "Mellow Tone" and decorative waterslides intact. 

Freshly serviced and setup with Dunlop 10-47s, the guitar has a very comfortable action up and down the neck with a functional truss rod. The guitar has suffered a heel crack at some stage in its life, however was professionally glued long ago and is very stable. Aside from this, the guitar has no structural issues but a fair share of wear for it's 50+ year vintage. All things considered, the guitar is in very good condition for its age and has stacks of vibe and mojo. Comes with a very well worn hard shell case!


Make: Silver

Model: Mellow Tone 12 String Dreadnought

Origin: Japan, Nagoya, 1960s

Body: Laminated Spruce Top, Mahogany Sides & Back

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Pickups: N/A

Frets: 18 (w/ o Fret)

Neck Profile: Medium C Profile, 24.75" Scale, 49mm Nut Width, 10" Radius

Finish: Natural

Weight: 2.2kg

Shipping & Returns:

Domestic AU Shipping (Insured) - $Free

International Shipping (Insured) - $199.99

Local Pickup/Click & Collect - 135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049

The item is sold as is - if it is broken or damaged on arrival, we will offer you a return/refund. We cannot accept returns for change of mind or offer any warranty on used/vintage items.

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How much is shipping?

We offer free Australia-wide shipping for orders over $200 via standard courier services. For smaller items such as small parts and screws, we send via Australia Post regular mail service. All items below $200 are a flat $8.99 shipping rate. Express services are also available at an extra cost, just select it at the checkout and we'll get your order out extra fast!

How long does shipping take?

It varies based on the destination and the products ordered. Orders for items that are in stock with our Lewisham store "135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049", are usually shipped same day, however items ordered from "Deep Tone Warehouse Supply" are special order items that are not stocked in the store. These items can take 2-4 business days to arrive to us from the supplier; from there, the item will be dispatched from our store and the nominated method of shipping will be followed:

For "Standard" shipping:
  • VIC, SA and NSW: 2-4 days
  • QLD: 3-5 days
  • NT, WA and TAS: 5-10 days +
For "Express" shipping:
  • VIC, SA and NSW: 1-2 days
  • QLD: 1-2 days
  • NT, WA and TAS: 1-3 days

These estimates do not apply if the destination is regional or remote. Once orders leave our warehouse we have no control over the actual shipping time, however we'll do everything we can to ensure a prompt and problem-free delivery experience. If you need a more accurate estimate of shipping time please contact us.

Where do you ship?

We ship to most destinations in Australia, as well as overseas! We've shipped all over the world and if you're an international buyer, g'day and welcome! Rest assured whether it's Australia or the otherside of the world, your item will arrive safely, securely and fully insured. If the checkout is not allowing your shipping address, please contact us and we will see what we can do to help.

Who do you ship with?

We use Couriers Please, Aramex and various other couriers for our shipments, as well as Australia Post for smaller items!

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