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Rickenbacker 620 Electric Guitar  

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The Rickenbacker 620 Electric Guitar offers a lot-graceful body lines; a solid maple body; a sleek, and a fast-playing neck. You also get neck-thru-b...Read More

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Unique design and deluxe features combine in one of the hottest rockers of all time.

The Rickenbacker 620 Electric Guitar offers a lot-graceful body lines; a solid maple body; a sleek, and a fast-playing neck. You also get 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. The Rickenbacker 620 looks great, feels great, and sounds killer. Includes case.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Solid maple body
  • 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 inlays on its thick rosewood fretboard
  • Dual single-coil pickup deliver clear, bright tone
  • Dual jacks for stereo output
  • Includes case

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Rickenbacker620 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 55 reviews)

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    (51)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (16)
  • Good tone (16)
  • Fun to play (14)
  • Solid electronics (14)
  • Good pick up (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (12)
    • Jamming (11)
    • Recording (9)
    • Small venues (9)
    • Rock concerts (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I Finally Own A Rickenbacker 620 Fireglo

    I've lusted for this guitar since I first held one in a Palm Springs music store back in 1977. The shape, the balance, the looks and the history of Rickenbacker guitars had me...Read complete review

    I've lusted for this guitar since I first held one in a Palm Springs music store back in 1977. The shape, the balance, the looks and the history of Rickenbacker guitars had me dreaming of owning one for decades. Then about three years ago I played another one at the Dallas Guitar Show and made up my mind to get one. It still took me awhile, they're not cheap, but I finally own one and I'm thrilled! The feel and playability are unsurpassed and the looks are incredible! I'm the only guy in town that I know of that owns a Rickenbacker and I'm extremely proud of that fact. It now enjoys a place of honor in my music room next to my other guitars. The Rickenbacker era has begun at my house!

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    Great sound, but some finish defects

    First, I believe this to be a well-built guitar with a great sound. However, the one I received had some minor finish defects that made me dissatisfied. For some people, they may...Read complete review

    First, I believe this to be a well-built guitar with a great sound. However, the one I received had some minor finish defects that made me dissatisfied. For some people, they may not have noticed these defects. However, I'm a craftsman, and it didn't take long for me to see subtle poolings of varnish and a couple of craters from a popped varnish bubble. If I'm going to pay this amount of money for a guitar, I do expect it to be perfect. It's a small surface area to be finished- it shouldn't have any defects. And it's USA made.

    I contacted Rickenbacker with detailed photos of this guitar, and someone got back to me quickly with concern and said management would get in touch with me. Well, they never did. Shame on you Rickenbacker, but thank you MF for your return policy.

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    5.0

    A better Ric

    By Honest John

    from Staten Island, New York

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good finish
    • Good Tone
    • Good Tuners

    Cons

    • Bridge Cover
    • Noisy Pickups

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rickenbacker 620 Electric Guitar:

      Recently purchased this guitar and a Ric 660-12. This guitar is the better of the two.

      The fit and finish is very good. Rickenbacker finishes their rosewood fingerboards in lacquer. If you like the feel of a finished figerboard (think maple fingerboard guitars) this will work for you.

      Tone is excellent if you can deal with the noisy single-pole pickups. Why can't Rickenbacker shield their guitars? As single pole pickups go, these apprear to have strong output.

      The "R" tailpiece makes it harder to restring because you need to load the string from the bottom and hook it in to the slot. Very quirky.

      Tuning pegs are first rate Schallars...unlike the more expensive 660-12 which uses inferior Klusons. (go figure) The bridge looks pretty good with the standard adjustable saddles as well as height and tilt adjustment.

      The bridge cover comes off easily with two screws. If you want to palm mute, the cover needs to go.

      The neck at the nut is a comfortable width. Rickenbacker necks do not get as wide as Gibsons or Fenders as you go up the neck. A little bit less room for string bending. But the strings are a bit closer for those high leads. It's a different feel you should be aware of.

      One last thing. A few people mistake this guitar for a shorter scale. It IS a full 24 inch + scale. The guitar looks smaller because the body is shorter than say a Les Paul even though the neck scale is about the same. Again, this Rick has a different feel than the aformentioned. But it is still well balanced and easy to play standing up.

      Overall a very nice guitar. Rickenbacker, go fix the 660-12!! (Read my review.)

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      5.0

      great, fun to play

      By jerebear

      from Colorado

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Needs Better Strings

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rickenbacker 620 Electric Guitar:

        A beautiful guitar that is a good match for my Ric 4001 bass! I'm still training it, it may need some setup when I change to strings that I like better

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        5.0

        The one I've been waiting for

        By Gg1138

        from San Diego

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Rickenbacker 620 Electric Guitar:

          I've been playing for the past 22 years. I have had probably over 30 guitars. Les Pauls, SG, fender mustang, strat, tele, pawn shop, dan electro, schecter, ibanez etc. this blows them all away. This is the only electric guitar you will ever need for anything. Ever.

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          5.0

          Rickenbacker 620

          By Edimoe

          from Stuart, FL

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rickenbacker 620 Electric Guitar:

            Received my Ruby Red 620 three days ago. Shipped double boxed. Only needed to be tuned. Played bass in a band eons ago. Decided to take lessons on a six string and bought a used Ovation Celebrity and new Fender Acoustisonic 90 amp. Progressing to the point, I wanted to buy a "good" American made electric. My instructor recommended a Stratocaster and I tried out several, liking their fast easy necks, but never cared for their looks. Played several Gibson models, LPs being too heavy and SGs (played the bass version), better feel, but not a fan of humbuckers. A friend of mine from my band years who owns many guitars, (including several of each of the models mentioned) and never stopped playing recommended Rickenbacker. Always admired his guitar collection and the Ric's most of all. Read many reviews and decided to take a chance. Glad I did, hard to put down, no make that nearly impossible. Ralphie got his Daisy Red Ryder in Christmas Story, and this Christmas this old kid got his Ruby Red Rickenbacker 620!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Great sound, but some finish defects

            By mr. mellow

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Rickenbacker 620 Electric Guitar:

                  First, I believe this to be a well-built guitar with a great sound. However, the one I received had some minor finish defects that made me dissatisfied. For some people, they may not have noticed these defects. However, I'm a craftsman, and it didn't take long for me to see subtle poolings of varnish and a couple of craters from a popped varnish bubble. If I'm going to pay this amount of money for a guitar, I do expect it to be perfect. It's a small surface area to be finished- it shouldn't have any defects. And it's USA made.

                  I contacted Rickenbacker with detailed photos of this guitar, and someone got back to me quickly with concern and said management would get in touch with me. Well, they never did. Shame on you Rickenbacker, but thank you MF for your return policy.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Game changer

                  By Jimmy Cruz

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Rickenbacker 620 Electric Guitar:

                    This instrument is absolutely awesome. It is a game changer and a unique, flexible guitar that every serious guitar player should consider. The design is curiously retro yet modern, its workmanship and finish are impeccable and the tones it produces are varied and unlike anything else you have played. The fretboard is narrow, but chording is effortless and smooth. It jumps out among other guitars and clearly and beautifully makes its presence known. Not all music genres will appreciate its mid-presence and chiming qualities, but for most pop-rock applications its a perfect blend of familiar ring and aggresive punch.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Rickenbacker 620 Fire Glo

                    By Christy B

                    from San Clemente, Ca.

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Rickenbacker 620 Electric Guitar:

                          Great looks and sound. Great feel, especially for a person with neuropathy (numbness and weakness in hands). Easy to tune and maintains tune.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I Finally Own A Rickenbacker 620 Fireglo

                          By OK Rock n' Roller

                          from Durant, OK

                          About Me Experienced

                          Ask me a question

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Rickenbacker 620 Electric Guitar:

                          I've lusted for this guitar since I first held one in a Palm Springs music store back in 1977. The shape, the balance, the looks and the history of Rickenbacker guitars had me dreaming of owning one for decades. Then about three years ago I played another one at the Dallas Guitar Show and made up my mind to get one. It still took me awhile, they're not cheap, but I finally own one and I'm thrilled! The feel and playability are unsurpassed and the looks are incredible! I'm the only guy in town that I know of that owns a Rickenbacker and I'm extremely proud of that fact. It now enjoys a place of honor in my music room next to my other guitars. The Rickenbacker era has begun at my house!

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Purchase!

                          By ZeBop Deluxe

                          from Cromwell, CT

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Rickenbacker 620 Electric Guitar:

                            Every guitar player should own one Ric, one Les Paul, and one Strat. I'm a Fender guy but this little baby is a very cool guitar that I use on many Beatles tunes (both of my bands -- "Yesterday Today" and "The Accouting Crows" do an entire set of Fab Four tunes). Plays great, stays in tune, and is very comfortable.

                            Now the two guitars I bring to every gig are my go-to Strat Deluxe and the Ric. AND it is a beauty, I got the MapleGlo. Very solid construction.

                            Comment on this review

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            FANTASTIC!

                            By Tommy Zai

                            from Universe

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Best Guitar At That Price
                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel
                            • Good Pick Up
                            • Good Tone
                            • Solid Electronics

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Rickenbacker 620 Electric Guitar:

                              I spend months researching and trying out guitars that were in this price range. IMO, this Rik is way better than anything else out there. It feels, looks, and sounds so good. No regrets whatsoever.

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