Rickenbacker 660 12 String Electric Guitar, Fireglo
Rickenbacker 660 12 String Electric Guitar, FiregloDetails
The Rickenbacker 660 12 String Semi Acoustic Guitar features a charactered maple cutaway body along with a neck-through maple neck. Based on an innovative design from the 1950's, the 660 12 string is equipped with a duo of Rickenbacker's own Vintage Single Coil Toaster Top™ pickups which deliver a bright, clear and warm tone. As well as sound, a full host of aesthetic are appointments are featured, including the visually striking 'checkered' black and white binding, and the classic fireglo finish. With its stunning looks and stunning appearance, the 660 12 string is the perfect choice for players who want to add rich tones with sustain to their performances.
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Charactered Maple Body
The Rickenbacker 660 12 String Semi Acoustic Guitar is constructed from charactered maple and fashioned into a distinctive and unique design to create a stylish instrument. This elegant maple body produces a tastefully complex and clean tone that has plenty of warmth to it, brightening up the top end whilst tightening the lower end. Along with this guitars natural tone, its elegant curved shape keeps the body lightweight and provides full access to the higher frets.
Finished in Rickenbackers popular Fireglow finish, as well as classic checkered black and white binding, the 660 12 string will stand out from any crowd. Additional features include a vintage-style cream pickguard, pearloid triangle inlays, Gotoh Vintage-type tuners, and the Rickenbacker branding on the headstock.
Neck-Through Maple Neck
The rosewood fingerboard is bound to a maple neck for added stability and offers a stylish look. The neck-through construction achieves an extraordinary amount of sustain. With a slim, sleek design and excellent low action, this neck-through design eliminates the need for a guitar heel and provides easier access to the higher frets. In addition, the guitar's neck produces a tight and warm tone with the maple offering a snappy attack with sizzling highs and firm lows, whilst the rosewood helps keep the tone mellow and offers some sparkle to the highs and thickens up the lows. Another benefit of this type of neck construction allows the guitar to stay in tune for longer, therefore eliminating the need to constantly re-tune during performances.
Toaster Top Pickups
The 660 is electronically engineered to the exacting standards of the vintage reissue series including toaster top pickups for added authenticity. This duo of vintage single coil toaster top pickups yields a classic Rickenbacker Jangley tone that is bright, clear and slightly deep. Each pickup is equipped with six individual Alnico magnets set vertically inside the coil giving you that classic sound. Their distinctive chime will sit well in any mix, and is an ideal choice for players who prefer a jangley tone.
- Equipped with two vintage single coil toaster top pickups which deliver a warm, bright and clear tone
- Elegant charactered maple cutaway body offers access to the higher frets and comfort
- Decorated with Rickenbacker's "checkered" black and white binding for visual appeal
- Neck-through design provides easier access to the higher frets as it eliminates the need for a heel, and also yields greater sustain and prolongs the tuning
- The use of 12 strings provides a richer tone with enhanced sustain
- Stunning pearloid triangle inlays across the rosewood fingerboard
- Gotoh Vintage-type tuners offer a classic appearance
- Finished in the popular Fireglo colour with cream pickguard
- Series: 600
- Body Type: Solid
- Body Material: Charactered Maple
- Binding: Checkered Black and White
- Body Colour: Fireglo
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Type: Neck Through
- Scale Length: 62.9 cm (24 3/4'')
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Number of Frets:
- Fret Size: 21
- Position Inlays: Traingle
Hardware & Electronics
- Bridge Pickup: Vintage Single Coil Toaster Top™
- Neck Pickup: Vintage Single Coil Toaster Top™
- Controls: 2 x Volume and 2 x Tone
- Pickup Switching: Toggle Switch
- Output Type: Mono
- Bridge: 12 Saddle
- Tuning Machines: Gotoh Vintage-type
- Tailpiece: Trapeze
- Pickguard: White
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