That Iconic Rickenbacker 12-string Sound
I bought this Ric 12 String and played it less that 20 times. The nut width was too narrow for my liking. So this is essentially a brand new guitar being sold for a used price. Take advantage!
With 12 strings, dual single-coil pickups, and a full-size hollow body, the Rickenbacker 381/12V69 12-string offers all the vintage appeal you could ask for. Based on a classic from 1957, the 381/12V69 12-string combines a hand-carved maple top and back with a maple neck and rosewood fretboard. The generous double cutaways provide excellent access to higher frets, while checked binding around the entire body puts a premium touch on this classic guitar. You know you've always wanted a 12-string Rick — get the Rickenbacker 381/12V69 12-string before it's gone.
All-maple construction provides a bright foundation
Everything but the Rickenbacker 381/12V69's fingerboard is made from high-grade maple. Maple's density is partly responsible for the 381/12V69's famous sustain and top-end jangle and shimmer. Maple is also very stable, aiding in maintaining the structural integrity of the neck. The thick rosewood fingerboard adds a touch of visual warmth to this premium instrument.
Vintage pickups and lots of tone-shaping potential
Loaded with a pair of vintage single-coil Toaster Top pickups, the Rickenbacker 381/12V69 sounds sweet and smooth. In classic Rickenbacker fashion, tone shaping comes courtesy of independent volume and tone controls for each pickup, a neck-blend knob, and a 3-way pickup selector switch.
Rickenbacker 381/12V69 12-string Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
- 12-string version of the Rickenbacker 381V69
- Semi-acoustic maple body with cat's-eye soundhole feels lightweight and balanced
- Maple set neck has a good, chunky feel for chording
- Thick, bound rosewood fingerboard
- Vintage single-coil Toaster Top pickups for smooth, sweet tone
- 3-way selector with independent volume and tone controls for each pickup
- 5th blend knob for even more sonic variety