Rickenbacker Model 360/12 Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1966)

Rickenbacker  Model 360/12 Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1966)

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Rickenbacker Model 360/12 Model Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1966), made in Santa Ana, CA, serial # FA193, natural lacquer finish, maple body and neck, padouk fingerboard, black hard shell case.

The Rickenbacker Model 360-12 is one of the absolute classic 1960s American guitars, with a unique sound an entire style of a playing built around it. A mainstay of the company's line from 1964 right up through to the present. The Model 360-12 is virtually an icon of the '60s, synonymous to many with the sound of the folk-rock era as well as more recent styles. These are one of the sharpest looking and most distinctive-sounding of all American guitar designs, and kicked off the greatest wave of popularity of the electric 12-string in 1964-5. This 360-12 is in the less common natural "Mapleglo" finish as used by Roger McGuinn of the Byrds and has a timeless "cool" factor. A must for anyone who desires the classic sound and look only one of these can provide.
Overall length is 40 in. (101.6 cm.), 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.) deep. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.).

Very nice overall; the finish shows some small dings and dents but no major wear areas. The guitar remains in original condition with a couple of hardware exceptions: the bridge is a modern fully-adjustable Rickenbacker piece which makes for a big improvement in intonation, but looks practically identical to the 1960s version with the chrome cover installed. The original bridge is included in the case as well. The "toaster top" pickups are original but the bulk of the wiring rig is somewhat more recent, appearing to have been correctly replaced with pots dated to 1976. This is a good player with the classic sound the Rickenbacker 12-string is justly renowned for. Overall Excellent Condition.