Possibly the most popular electric 12 string guitar ever made, the Rickenbacker 360/12V64 is
an excellent recreation of George Harrison’s original guitar, built to the same specs, and delivering that classic 60s sound associated with The Beatles, The Who and The Byrds.
And this one comes with an excellent bonus – a genuine 6 string conversion kit bought direct from Rickenbacker 20 years ago. In fact the owner of this guitar used it as a 6 string for many years, only recently restoring it to its 12 string setup. So, as they say, you can have it both ways.
The Toaster Top pickups and 12-string configuration is a dynamite combination of elements that produces exceptionally tone rich with a vintage vibe and classic single-coil jangle.
The slimmer nut width makes playing effortless in comparison to many other 12-strings and yet the neck profile still provides ample space to accomodate a variety of styles. To top it all off, this super clean Ricky features double binding and a Fireglo finish that harkens back to the days when it first found serious recognition in the hands of some of rock’s most famous players.
Double-bound semi-hollow body with maple top, back, and sides in Fireglo finish.
6-way split saddle bridge and trapeze tailpiece.
Split-level white pickguard.
Vintage-style black control knobs with white indicators.
D shape maple neck and bound rosewood fingerboard with white figured triangle inlays. Deluxe vintage-reproduction Kluson style Deluxe tuning machines.
1 5/8” nut width.
24 ¾” scale length.
Vintage single-coil Toaster Top pickups
2 x volume, 2 x tone, 1 x tone/blend control.
3-way pickup selector.
Weight is 7.4 lbs
This Ricky 12 is in excellent condition. There are a couple of small scratches & minor dents, but overall this 1988 guitar is in amazing condition. There is minimal playwear noticeable on the pickguard, and some very light markings on the back only visible under particular lighting. The neck in particular is in beautiful shape, with the frets showing no visible signs of wear.
The 6 string conversion kit includes drop-in 6 saddle bridge with cover, and 6 slot nut. Besides the usual independent volume and tone controls, dialing in the “fifth knob” (tone/blend control) offers a myriad of tonal options.
This is a quality built, stunning looking guitar that simply sounds great. It is comfortable, super light, and can be configured for 6 or 12 string use.
Comes in its original Rickenbacker hard shell case, with funky 80’s Rickenbacker catalogue, and owner’s info sheet.