With its authentic "hockey stick" headstock from the 1960s, the Villager™ 12-String joins the ranks of Fender's California Player series acoustics. Originally introduced in 1965, today's Villager 12-String has been updated for the modern player's needs with a gloss black finish, comfortable cutaway Newporter shape and high-quality Fishman® electronics. Acoustically, this solid spruce-topped guitar offers all the chiming resonance you expect from a great 12-string.
Fender-exclusive Newporter body shape
Fishman® pickup/preamp system
Black painted solid spruce top; painted mahogany back and sides
Mahogany neck with slim-taper "C"-shaped profile; walnut fingerboard and bridge
Matching painted 6-in-line Villager “hockey stick” headstock
Unique Fender Body Shape
This guitar's unique body shape is a Fender exclusive, giving it a vintage-inspired look with a modern twist.
Solid Spruce Top
Spruce is the standard modern tone wood for fashioning the tops of acoustic guitars and other acoustic instruments—few woods can beat its strength, brightness and dynamic range, and it responds well to any acoustic playing style.
Fishman Preamp and Tuner
Complete with tuner, frequency (bass, middle and treble) and phase controls, this collaboration in preamp design is specially voiced for each California Series body shape.
6-in-line Matching Painted Headstock
The matching painted 6-in-line headstock on this guitar is immediately recognizable and exudes classic Fender vibe. It also provides considerable strength and resistance to “whiplash” that can severely damage most traditional acoustics.
Slim-Taper "C"-Shaped Mahogany Neck
The supremely comfortable slim-taper "C"-shaped mahogany neck has outstanding fret-hand feel that's suitable for any playing style and enhances the overall volume and liveliness of the guitar.
Walnut Fingerboard and Bridge
With a pleasingly dark look, smooth feel and vibrant tone, walnut is an excellent tone wood for crafting quality acoustic instrument bridges and fingerboards.
Body Back: Laminated Mahogany
Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
Body Top: Solid Spruce
Body Finish: Gloss Poly
Body Shape: Newporter
Body Binding: Aged White
Bracing: Forward Shifted Scalloped X
Rosette: 2-ring B/W/B
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
Neck Shape: Slim "C"
Scale Length: 24.72" (628 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Walnut
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Nut Material: Graph Tech® NuBone
Nut Width: 1.77" (45 mm)
Position Inlays: Dot
Controls: Volume, Bass, Treble
Bridge: Modern Viking
Bridge Pins: Cream Colored with Black Dots
Hardware Finish: Nickel
Tuning Machines: Sealed Nickel
Pickguard: 3-Ply Gold
Strings: Fender® Phosphor Bronze 70-12L, 80/20 (.010-.048 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Gig Bag
Our chosen courier, DPD is currently operating as normal and all orders should be delivered on time. DPD are also now operating a "contact-free" service as a standard process and customers will not be asked to sign handheld units.
Mainland UK Delivery Services
Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.
Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.
For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order.
Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £99. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.
We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:
Most orders will need to be signed for and we advise you make sure to check your parcel/s for any damage before signing. If no-one is available at your address, a card will be left so you can arrange a re-delivery directly with the courier. Redirection of an order after it's been dispatched may incur an extra charge from the courier.
Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.
Replacement process for items damaged in transit or faulty
It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item does get damaged on it's way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.
Returning an undamaged item
You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.
Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.
Faulty items under guarantee
The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.