RICKENBACKER 660/12

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1998

The Rickenbacker 660/12 is the 12 string version of the Rickenbacker 660. It has a solid maple body based on the classic Rickenbacker cresting wave design and a through body maple neck. The origins of the 660/12 began in 1991 as a limited edition model the Rickenbacker 660/12TP designed with input from Tom Petty and which bore his signature from 1991 to around 1998/1999. Tom Petty specified a wider neck than Rickenbacker usually used on their 12 strings, and the 660/12TP had a 1.75 inch wide nut. Other features of the 660/12 are like the 1963 Rickenbacker 625/12 model (apart from the 12 saddle bridge). Around 1000 of these 660/12TPs were made and proved very popular so from 1998/1999 onwards Rickenbacker carried on making the design from 1998 onwards as the 660/12 model.

Specifications (24)

General

Bindingcheckered binding
Finish colorsblack finish
Number of strings12 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Body

Body materialmaple body
Body stylecresting wave style
Pickguard materialgold pickguard

Controls

EQ or mix controlsmix control
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls

Fretboard

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

Hardware

Hardware colorchrome hardware
Tailpiecetrapeze tailpiece
TunersGotoh tuners

Neck

Neck jointneck through body
Neck materialmaple neck
Neck width1.75 inches wide at nut
Number of frets21 fret
Tuner layoutsix-per-side tuners

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelRickenbacker Vintage Reissue pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 single coil pickups

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