RICKENBACKER 370/12

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1965

The Rickenbacker 370/12 is the 12 string version of the 370 model. This three pickup semi-hollow bodied guitar has the distinctive ringing tone that  evokes the 1960s sound of Roger McGuinn of the Byrds. Introduced in 1965 the 370/12 originally had 21 frets: this was increased to 24 frets from 1969 onwards. The 370/12 has both stereo and mono outputs.

Specifications (23)

Body

Body materialmaple body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Hollow bodysemi-hollow body
Soundholewedge-shaped soundhole

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
TailpieceR-style tailpiece
TunersSchaller tuners

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markerstriangle fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorsblack finish, brown finish, natural finish
Number of strings12 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Neck

Neck jointneck through body
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets21 fret, 24 fret
Tuner layoutsix-per-side tuners

Electronics

Input and output jack typemono output jack, stereo output jack
Pickups brand and modelRickenbacker Hi-Gain pickup(s)
Pickups configuration3 single coil pickups

Controls

Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls

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