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Rickenbacker 620/12 12-String Guitar Fireglo

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Its unique "alternating key" design provides a simple formula for easy tuning. Also features a solid maple body; a sleek, fast-playing neck; neck-thr...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-06-2018

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Retains all the deluxe features of its 6-string counterpart.

Its unique "alternating key" design provides a simple formula for easy tuning. Also features a solid maple body; a sleek, fast-playing neck; neck-thru-body construction for greater sustain; precision machined German-made key winds; double truss rods; body and neck binding; triangular markers on its thick rosewood fretboard; dual single-coil pickups that deliver clear, bright tone; and dual jacks for stereo output. It looks great, feels great, and sounds killer.

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FEATURES
Body
Body Type | Not Specified
Cutaway | Not Specified
Top Wood | Not Specified
Body Wood Back and Sides | Not Specified
Body Bracing Pattern | Not Specified
Body Finish | Not Specified
Orientation | Not Specified
Neck
Neck Shape | Not Specified
Nut Width | Not Specified
Fretboard | Not Specified
Neck Wood | Not Specified
Scale Length | Not Specified
Number of Frets | Not Specified
Neck Finish | Not Specified
Electronics
Acoustic/Electric | Not Specified
Other
Headstock Overlay | Not Specified
Tuning Machines | Not Specified
Bridge | Not Specified
Saddle and Nut | Not Specified
Number of Strings | Not Specified
Case | Not Specified
Accessories Included | Not Specified
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Rickenbacker620/12 12-String Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

gotta love it

This is a great little 12 string, if you have large hands you will be better off with the 660/12 but for me the narrow fret board works well. very easy to play...Read complete review

This is a great little 12 string, if you have large hands you will be better off with the 660/12 but for me the narrow fret board works well. very easy to play for a 12 string, doesn't kill my hands like other 12 strings, sound is fantastic, finish is flawless, USA made, a quality investment

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

An acquired taste.

i waited months for it and MF is the best at keeping you posted and the price was amazing,BUT,,i found it really hard to play (and I have a few...Read complete review

i waited months for it and MF is the best at keeping you posted and the price was amazing,BUT,,i found it really hard to play (and I have a few ricks??). very possible it is a result of the aging hand process. They did flatten the neck profile a bit, which is a plus. That buzzing bridge is such a pain. There were too many finish flaws for something this price.and there were nicks and smudges around the control knobs that could not be polished out. It sounded great and clear and did stay in tune. Its just an acquired taste that's all . my 330 and 4003 do it ,this one just did not for me.They are worth giving a shot to see if they do it for you. they do maintain their value if you don't destroy them.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

gotta love it

By Bri Dog

from Florida

Comments about Rickenbacker 620/12 12-String Guitar:

This is a great little 12 string, if you have large hands you will be better off with the 660/12 but for me the narrow fret board works well. very easy to play for a 12 string, doesn't kill my hands like other 12 strings, sound is fantastic, finish is flawless, USA made, a quality investment

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Little bit of jingle for a jangle

By Ricatic

from Minnesota

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Comments about Rickenbacker 620/12 12-String Guitar:

Rickenbacker 620/12, what hasn't been said about the quality. When you find a formula that works and stick to it you will have a winner. This is what RIC is doing. I must say the Jetglo paint is fantastic. The sound is incredible. The only drawback is the narrow neck. This takes time to get used too. This the best sounding electric Twelve I have ever played.

(4 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Junk

By Reddog-xwj4C

from Boston MA

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Comments about Rickenbacker 620/12 12-String Guitar:

This is guitar is barely a professional instrument. It is difficult to play, the truss rod cover causes severe tuning problems, the fingerboard is not natural wood finish - it's some kind of laminate, the frets are much too low, the bridge contraption is like something engineered by the 3 stooges, and the tuners are trash. It's really an awful instrument. Unfortunately, it does sound fantastic so if you want THAT sound, you probably have to put up with this. I can't. This guitar was given to me as a gift. Were that not the case I'd dump it in a second.

(3 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Over-Priced One Trick Pony

By The Walrus

from Los Angeles, CA

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Very Difficult To Play

Best Uses

    Comments about Rickenbacker 620/12 12-String Guitar:

    So it seems there are very few 12 electrics on the market, and Rickenbacker has this niche covered exploits it. The neck on this 12 string model, and all of their 12 string models use the same width neck for their 6 strings as their 12 strings. Even players like George Harrison and Roger McGuinn commented on how difficult they were to play. McGuinn even released a video on how to play them, and how to string them since they are so difficult to work with.

    Rickenbackers do have a particular sound, and whether you like it or not is purely subjective. But these are by no means a professional quality instrument. The only reason they are still around is because of 60's nostalgia.

    I highly recommend you research other options before spending several thousand on a barely playable novelty guitar that should be sold at department stores.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A classic that just gets better.

    By vintagerob

    from South Lyon, MI

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    Comments about Rickenbacker 620/12 12-String Guitar:

    Quality second to none. Will not detune itself on stage like so many other 12's.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Heaven in a 12 string

    By zildjian player

    from australia

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    Comments about Rickenbacker 620/12 12-String Guitar:

    This guitar feels so comfortable in my hands and so smooth when I play even though I don't sound professional I look it and that's all that counts and besides the honeys can't resist me now on a scale from 1 to 10 I give it a 10 for getting me laid 3 out of 20 concerts I played at. Thank you.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Ric 620/12 very red

    By Kenny Marks

    from California coast

    Comments about Rickenbacker 620/12 12-String Guitar:

    Lovely guitar, well made, but...that darn narrow neck is too tough on finger picking and spread cording, walk downs etc. just wish it was wider, i would keep the puppy forever! Great sound, so if you have tiny hands go 4 it!!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Played great out of the box

    By 1952 Tele owner

    from Abilene, TX

    Comments about Rickenbacker 620/12 12-String Guitar:

    I opened the box, tuned instrument, and it played just like I had been playing it for years. I am very impressed with the set up from Musicians Friend. Thank you

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Guitar worth the wait

    By Senorita Rock-n-Rollita

    from El Paso, Texas

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    Comments about Rickenbacker 620/12 12-String Guitar:

    The narrow neck of the guitar takes some getting used to, but well worth the trouble. It is amazing how six extra strings enhances rythm guitar and the closeness of the strings makes this an easy lead guitar, as well. The action in very low and fast. And I love the dual plug-in of standard and Rick-o-sound (personally I play it on Rick-o-sound). I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone interested in a twelve string that doesn't mind guitars with a smaller neck. The only thing bad about this guitar is the wait time.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    620/12 12-srtring rick

    By Captain Kirk

    from Puyallup,WA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beutiful

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Rickenbacker 620/12 12-String Guitar:

      \I purchased this guitar used, sight unsceen from musician's friend. It arived with a case, I opened it up and saw a guitar that is 100% perfect and it plays perfect. This is my first 12 string. It is not good for blues. I have to learn to play different. This is my 18th guitar, the quality is up there with the best.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful guitar

      By RIC-man

      from Missouri

      Comments about Rickenbacker 620/12 12-String Guitar:

      This is an awsome little guitar, light weight awsome finish awesome sound, and it plays like dream. I have owned this guitar since 2004 and I love it, I played it with the 12 strings for a while but being a young musician my style changed and the 12 string sound was really wasn't the style I was looking for. So for the last year I havn't played it all that much, until last month my custom tele with gibson humbuckers did the job. I always dreeded restringing this guitar, and it was way over do so I only strung 6 strings and now its the only guitar I play, I absolutly love it. I did have to lower the action to compensate for the lesser tention of the 6 strings. Its awsome to know that if I need the 12 string sound it would only take a short while to fix back and I still have a guitar that I can play and enjoy until that time. My only gripe would be the neck is a little small for a 12 but if it had a larger neck it would not work to string it with 6 strings. So that complaint is not very deep. Also my guitar came with a slight 3 inch crack/check in the finish, right where your right arm rest. Its hard to see but it can be felt with your finger tips. I could have sent it back and I'm sure they would have fixed it but its so minior and so hidden that I just lived with it, gives it a little more personality. I love the sound I play all types of music and it really is flexable with the sound, even with metal it sounds very nice IMO.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      An acquired taste.

      By pioneerofdisaster

      from planet earth

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      Pros

      • beautiful to look at
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • buzzing bridge
      • too many finish flaws

      Best Uses

      • you can use it anywhere really

      Comments about Rickenbacker 620/12 12-String Guitar:

      i waited months for it and MF is the best at keeping you posted and the price was amazing,BUT,,i found it really hard to play (and I have a few ricks??). very possible it is a result of the aging hand process. They did flatten the neck profile a bit, which is a plus. That buzzing bridge is such a pain. There were too many finish flaws for something this price.and there were nicks and smudges around the control knobs that could not be polished out. It sounded great and clear and did stay in tune. Its just an acquired taste that's all . my 330 and 4003 do it ,this one just did not for me.They are worth giving a shot to see if they do it for you. they do maintain their value if you don't destroy them.

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