Fans of both the 6- and 12-string "Ric Sound" can have their cake and eat it too, with this lovely and rare 1967 Rickenbacker 336/12.
What To Know
Rickenbacker has long been the gold standard when it comes to the electric 12-string sound, and their 6-string guitars have been just as impactful (see John Lennon, Susanna Hoffs, etc). When the California guitar maker decided to sandwich both models into one instrument, well...
The Rickenbacker 336/12 is the amalgamation of the 330 and 330/12 models, and is one of the rare guitars born out of their booming production in the mid/late 1960s. Featuring a distinctive "comb" attachment that allows the player to pull the high strings down and effectively change the guitar from 12-string to 6-string operation, it's about as progressive a design as there's ever been on a guitar of this style.
This 336/12 was built in March of 1967 and has remained in great shape with just a few minor changes, including a replacement bridge and some pearl side dot markers on the neck. The original "toaster" pickups retain their classic tonality, and the wiring harness remains original with just an early output jack replacement. The original Fireglo finish remains nice and vibrant with light play wear throughout, most of which can be seen in the forearm area and on the back of the neck. The Slim C neck carve is nice and comfortable and the original frets show some wear but retain enough fret height for continued playing enjoyment. It includes a (likely) original Rickenbacker hardshell case that is missing its interior accessory pocket, but is otherwise functional and clean relative to its age.
These convertible Rickenbackers rarely come up for sale, so this is a great opportunity to get into a great-playing and sounding example!
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