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Rickenbacker 1993Plus 12-String Electric Guitar  Midnight Blue

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Pete Townshend asked for an update of his beloved Model 1993 guitar and Rickenbacker was happy to oblige. The result is the 1993Plus, enhanced with a...Read More

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An improved classic with a slightly wider neck.

Pete Townshend asked for an update of his beloved Model 1993 guitar and Rickenbacker was happy to oblige. The result is the 1993Plus, enhanced with a 1/8" (3.1 mm) wider neck, Caribbean rosewood fingerboard and more stable two-piece neck design fitted with a round heel for comfort.

This classic 12-string design comes standard with three vintage reissue pickups, stereo output, trapeze tailpiece, vintage knobs and f-hole. Double body binding and pearlescent inlays add a refined touch. X-bracing in the body helps to bring out the full, rich and warm sounds these instruments are known for. The 1993Plus also features Rickenbacker's master variable tone control. This fifth knob allows you to fine tune the EQ between the bass and treble pickups, in a variety of ways and with some unique characteristics.

The haunting, melodic chorus characteristics of Rickenbacker 12-strings continue to benefit from evolution. The original 1993 design was once exclusive to the British distributor Rose Morris in the sixties.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Rickenbacker
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: French polish
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 10"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Triangle
  • Nut width: 2.10" (53.5mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Vintage single-coil Toaster Top
  • Middle: Vintage single-coil Toaster Top
  • Bridge: Vintage single-coil Toaster Top
  • Brand: Rickenbacker
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Stereo/mono output
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Separate volume and tone for treble and bass pickups, and a master variable tone control
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe vintage
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 12-string
  • Special features: Versatile electronics
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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Rickenbacker1993Plus 12-String Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

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5.0

Byrds, Beatles, Tom Petty, Who, etc. "Jangle" master.

By Billbo

from Smyrna, GA

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Rickenbacker 1993Plus 12-String Electric Guitar:

    I wanted that Byrds, Beatles, Tom Petty, etc. "jangley" sound and this guitar delivers. Most Rick 12 strings have 1.63" (1 5/8") wide (at the nut) necks and it's not comfortable and hard to play (at least for me). However the Rick 660/12 and 1993 Plus have 1.75" (1 3/4") wide necks, so that was for me. Great online/customer service when buying the guitar through MF's "Private Reserve" section. MF had several "Fireglo" models to pick from with accurate photos you can enlarge so I could pick one with a wood grain pattern (that came through the transparent part of the "Fireglo finish) that I absolutely loved. Guitar came in PERFECT shape - set up perfect and ready to go. VERY satisfied with my purchase and my experience with Musician's Friend during the selection and purchase of this guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Same great tone with a more spacious neck

    By Dom

    from Woodhaven NY

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording

      Comments about Rickenbacker 1993Plus 12-String Electric Guitar:

      I have a natural finish 381/12V69 which I bought new in1991. Back in 1991 the list price for that guitar was $1999. plus the cost of the case, from the list price the dealer I bought it from discounted between 30 and 35% off the price of the guitar so I got a very good deal compared to what this model costs now. Though the neck of the 381/12 is slim and comfortable I've often thought " If only the neck were a little wider", because the string spacing is so close it's easy to accidentally deaden neighboring strings when playing chords especially by the nut . Back in the early 90s when Rickenbacker was doing a lot of limited edition signature models they got together with Tom Petty and he asked for a 600 series 12 string with a wider neck which became the model 660/12TP which is still available today without the signature as model 660/12. Maybe Pete Townsend played one of these 660 models and asked for Rickenbacker to put that neck on a 300 series guitar as it is a 2 piece neck as found on 600 series guitars not the 3 piece neck found on 300 series guitars or Pete Townsend just asked for a wider neck and Rickenbacker used a neck they were all ready making for production reasons, either way I applaud Rickenbacker for putting this model in production. This neck is wider while remaining slim and comfortable. Even George Harrison after not playing his 1963 360/12 for over 20 years took it out of retirement to do some recording for the Cloud 9 album said it sounded terrific but was surprised at how narrow the neck was. If George were still around he would love the 1993 Plus as would anyone who loves the sound of a Rickenbacker 300 series 12 string but feels the string spacing is a little too close. On the down side the 1993 Plus costs a lot more than a standard 360/12. Finish and workmanship are excellent. It sounds just as you would expect a Rickenbacker 300 series 12 string with toaster top pick ups to sound.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Most powerful Ric I've ever played

      By Doc Bob

      from Penna.

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Rickenbacker 1993Plus 12-String Electric Guitar:

        I've had 5 Rics. Still have 3 of them. My 330-12 and 370-12 were just too narrow at the nut. I'm not a little guy..!! Rickenbacker got this one Perfect...!! The tone, the power, the balance, the playability are all perfect....and all that Rickenbacker ring....Woo.....

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