ULTRA RARE MINT Vintage Fender 12F Speaker Electro-Voice EV EVM 12L JBL D120 F
This is an extremely rare Electro-Voice (EV) made Fender 12F speaker with original cone in MINT condition. It is arguably the rarest guitar speaker ever produced. Grab it while it is still available. Fender 12F speakers were special order custom made EVM 12S speakers with a unique aluminum dome and were only built in the early 1980's for about 3 years.
Doing an extended search will reveal that finding a single one is very difficult. The aluminum dome gives the Fender 12F the most extended upper range of any guitar speaker. It is extremely loud and clean. Electro-Voice used a unique aluminum dome similar to JBL domes, but they have their own look, shape, and sound, with more highs. This was pulled long ago from an early 1980's Fender Princeton Reverb II and stored. This speaker sounds amazing and tests perfect at all volumes with no coil rub or issues. Both the cone and dome are in mint condition. Most of these speakers have developed small dents on the aluminum dome from use or accidents.
This one looks perfect, with no dents or creases on the aluminum dome and no tears, holes, or damage on the original cone! The dome is still very shiny despite it almost being 40 years old... Today most of these domes have many rust spots throughout from humid storage...
This one looks great and retains its shine with almost no rust. Since very few were made, the cone production date code numbers I have seen all seem to be below 50. This appears to be an early one. It says says "027" on the date code and is one of the earliest ones I've seen. Most of the others I have seen were slightly later date codes, but still under 50. It will be very carefully packed and insured for full value.
Some info and history about the Fender 12F. The Fender 12F is inaccurately often referred to as an EV EVM 12L with a JBL type aluminum dome. In actuality, Fender 12F speakers are all EVM 12S speakers with a JBL style dome, NOT an EVM 12L speakers with the JBL dome. All Fender 12F speakers had the shallower EVM 12S frame with the shallow 70586 EVM12S cone.
EVM 12L speakers had a larger frame and came with the deeper 79195 cone. The Fender 12F was a special order speaker in the early 1980's during the Fender/Rivera amp period. JBL's were no longer being made and this is the speaker Electro-Voice offered to Fender to emulate the famous JBL D-120/K-120/E-120 speakers.
Very few were built upon request. The result was a speaker with more clean headroom and extended upper range harmonics. These is an amazing speaker like none other.
The item "ULTRA RARE MINT Vintage Fender 12F Speaker Electro-Voice EV EVM 12L JBL D120 F" is in sale since Tuesday, August 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Speakers & Monitors". The seller is "saxyrock" and is located in Oak Park, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.