00-12 “The Coupe” Custom 9986

The 00-12 “The Coupe” Custom 9986 shipped to The Fretted Buffalo on May 23, 2023.

This custom is with an Aged Tone Italian Spruce top and Sapele back and sides. With tonal properties similar to Mahogany, Sapele is a unique alternative tonewood with gorgeous quilted figure.Wrapped in Ivoroid body binding and DB Signature herringbone purfling, this custom blends the aesthetics of our Vintage/HS and DB Signature models. To top it all off, the 00-12 “The Coupe” Custom 9986 features the complete Aged Tone package. This includes AT Adirondack Spruce bracing, AT Finish, and Animal Protein Glue. Why wait for vintage tone when you can have it now?

What happens when you put a 12 fret neck on a 14 fret body? The nut becomes easier to reach and the bridge finds itself located in widest section of the lower bout. The practical result? When the body is small to begin with, playability approaches effortlessness. And no matter how small the body, bottom end, quickness of response and “openness” all receive a boost whenever a top is driven from its most mechanically efficient location. Add an optional cutaway and you’ll never sacrifice access to the upper register.

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Dealer's Information
The Fretted Buffalo
466 Amherst Street
Buffalo NY, 14207
(716) 913-6487
Instrument Details
Body Shape: 00 - 12
Top Wood: Aged Tone Italian Spruce
Back Sides: Quilted Sapele
Rosette: Extra Vintage
Backstrip: Zipper
Purfling: DB Signature Herringbone
Head Veneer: Madagascar Rosewood - Mother of Pearl Logo
Fretboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony Belly - 2 5/16"
Neck: 12 Fret Square - Honduran Mahogany
Tuners: Waverly Nickel with Oval Buttons
Pins: Bone with Black Dots
Pickguard: Celluloid Tortoise
Top Color: Natural
Aged Tone Options: Aged Tone Finish, Aged Tone Torrefied Adirondack Spruce Bracing, Animal Protein Glue
Nut Width: 1 3/4”
Scale Length: 25”
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Fretboard Inlay: Abalone Slotted Squares & Diamonds
Fretboard Binding: Black
Heelcap: Ivoroid