Vintage 1968 Rickenbacker 366/12 Convertible 12-String Electric Guitar Fireglo Finish

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Description

What makes this guitar special:  Excellent condition for its age & a fairly rare model, sporting all the classic features we love in vintage Rickenbackers, like the checkerboard binding & crushed pearloid inlays.  The Fireglo finish on this one is still quite strong & vibrant, showing only minimal play wear.  The slender neck is super comfortable & plays great anywhere on the fretboard.  The pickups sound absolutely amazing & deliver that highly sought-after Rickenbacker jangle we all crave.  Professionally gone over & set up by our luthier, so she's ready to play right out of the case!

Cosmetic Condition:  Wonderful condition considering its 50th birthday is fast approaching.  The guitar was obviously used, but certainly not abused, and shows signs of typical light play wear - various minor nicks, chips, dents & dings along with surface scratches.  There's a pretty good sized finish chip at the base of the neck, but that's probably the worst of it.  The low E tuner for the sympathetic string is unoriginal as evidenced by the single white button.  However, it is still a period-correct Kluson Deluxe & fits perfectly with no additional holes added.  The convertible 'comb' mechanism is present & functioning, however, the nuts/washers to properly hold the arm in place are missing.  Overall the guitar is in great shape with a cool vintage vibe & beautiful patina.

Neck:  Slender profile maple & walnut neck with nicely aged cream binding & black side-dots.  Beautiful rosewood fingerboard with eye-popping, crushed mother of pearl triangle inlays.  Original frets are in great shape with hardly any wear & plenty of life in them.  Slotted headstock with nickel Kluson Deluxe tuners in perfect working condition.  1 5/8" nut width; 24 3/4" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rods are in good working condition.

Body:  Semi-hollow maple body with bound slash hole & checkerboard back binding.  'R' tailpiece with six-saddle adjustable bridge.  Each saddle is double-notched for 12-strings.  The bridge cover is slightly bent, but functions well.  Split-level white pickguard is in great shape with no cracks.  Pat Pend convertible mechanism is working.  Guitar weighs 8 lbs 2.9 oz.

Pickups:  Original Rickenbacker 'toaster top' single coils sound marvelous with strong output.  Dual volume & tone controls with blend knob (which is missing its silver insert); 3-way toggle switch; mono & stereo outputs.  Original pots date to '66 & '67.  All electronics are in perfect working condition.

Case:  Original hardshell case included.