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Based on Carl's 1965 Rickenbacker Model 360, the Carl Wilson Signature Model is not a true '65 reissue but a composite of vintage and modern Ric features.  The rounded body style was introduced on the Model 360 in mid-1964.  It differed not only cosmetically from its double bound predecessor, but structurally as well.  The rounded body style has thicker sides and the greater wood mass alters the tone slightly.  The Carl Wilson Signature Model has a thinner top than modern production Model 360's making for a lively, resonant guitar with a loud acoustic voice.  Rickenbacker produced the 360CW in 6-string and 12-string versions.

RICKENBACKER 360CW Carl Wilson Signature Model  (March 2000)

Body:  Semi-hollow; maple, single bound 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 Rickenbacker "R" 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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