So you are potentially in the market for a nice 12 string electric guitar, so my question is this – Is there any more iconic model other than a Rickenbacker 360 12 string ? – Be it REM, The Beatles, Tom Petty, The Byrds, Radio Head, or a host of other guitar hero’s and a Ricky 12 string almost has a unique following – Both with regard to its looks and certainly its tonal character
With many guitars that I listed and feature on my web site, I almost create a full story and evaluate accordingly – I feel with a Ricky 12 string that it does what it says on the tin – Furthermore, its place in history almost determines that everyone knows what it does – Unlike many other guitar builders, certainly from the USA, Rickenbacker have effectively left there key models as is, for many many years – The 330, the 330/12, the 360 and the 360/12 are the back bone of the Rickenbacker business and have effectively remained as is for over 40 years – On that basis I’m not sure that there is any other additional info that I can add – In short if you want the jingle jangle tone of pop, then you know a Ricky 12 is the only way forward
This Rickenbacker 360/12 can be traced back to 1997, based on the serial number on the jack socket – One owner since new and largely home based at that – As such the jetglo finish shows very little signs of use – We all know how easy a black finish marks and they can easily show up any hint of a defect – Even so, you’ll be hard pushed to find anything other than any minor superficial surface grazes to the top surface of the gloss finish – Look hard and you’ll find a minor, minor, hint of a ding on the rear of the body, so overall exceptionally clean without been mint – No fret issues whatsoever – Re-strung and set-up with a new set of Ernie Ball 9-46 gauge strings – Whole guitar only weighs 7lbs and 12oz so no negative issues on that score – Complete with the deluxe oblong moulded Rickenbacker case – inside the case you’ll find the original Ricky manual as well as a cable and the Rick-O-sound box, to utilise if required – With new 360/12’s now in excess of £3000, then I feel £2159 offers you a substantial saving on the price of a new example and you are buying a clean example as well – Any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact me
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