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FACTOIDS & TRIVIA

One of the first models reissued by Rickenbacker was the early style model 360 12-string made famous by George Harrison.  Note the compact tuner arrangement on the headstock that Rickenbacker developed for use on all 12-string models.  In addition to its use by The Beatles, the Rickenbacker 12-string was the signature sound for many folk rock groups, such as The Byrds.  Like the reissues of other manufacturers in the 1980s and 1990s, Rickenbacker's 360v64 series resembles the originals, but upon closer inspection, many details are not vintage accurate.  However, like Gibson and Fender did in 1999, Rickenbacker redesigned several of its most popular vintage models.  These new "C-series" models were introduced in 2001 and are very accurate recreations of the originals.

RICKENBACKER 360/12V64  (November 1997)


Body:  Semi-hollow; maple, single bound top and back

Finish:  Sunburst ("Fireglo"), conversion varnish

Neck:  3-piece maple/walnut, set-in

Fingerboard:  African rosewood, bound;  pearloid triangle markers

Number of Frets:  21

Pickguard:  1-ply white acrylic

Bridge:  Tune-a-matic style with trapeze tailpiece

Nut:  Plastic

Tuners:  Ric/Schaller "Kluson Deluxe" style, enclosed, nickel

Pickups:  Two, Rickenbacker "toaster" single coil

Controls:  Volume and tone for each pickup, blend control, 3-way pickup selector switch

Scale Length:  24 3/4 inches

Neck Width at Nut:  1 5/8 inches

Body Width at Lower Bout:  15 inches

Body Depth:  1 1/2 inches

Weight:  n/a 





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