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Rickenbacker 660 Electric Guitar   

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The Rickenbacker 660 Electric Guitar features a charactered Maple cutaway body based on an innovative design from the 1950's. A Rosewood fingerboard ...Read More

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OVERVIEW

A solidbody guitar with 2 vintage reissue pickups and trapeze tailpiece.

The Rickenbacker 660 Electric Guitar features a charactered Maple cutaway body based on an innovative design from the 1950's. A Rosewood fingerboard is punctuated beautifully with triangular pearloid inlay markers, while the maple double bound neck and body are solid through and through. Rickenbacker's trademark "checkered" black and white binding set off the body, while white binding graces the neck. The 660 is electronically engineered to the exacting standards of the vintage reissue series, complete with Rickenbacker's own vintage reissue-type pickups. Includes case.

FEATURES
  • Charactered maple cutaway body
  • Charactered maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with triangular pearloid inlay markers
  • Vintage reissue-type pickups
  • Gotoh vintage-type tuners
  • Includes case

Own some great-sounding and vintage vibe with one quick click or call.

SPECIFICATIONS

660 Electric Guitar

  • Body Type: Solid
    No. Frets: 21
    Scale Length: 62.9 cm (24 3/4'')
    Neck Width at Nut: 44.5 mm 1 3/4'')
    Neck Width at 12th Fret: 52.4 mm (2 1/16'')
    Crown Radius: 25.4 cm (10'')
    Body Wood: Charactered Maple
    Neck Wood: Charactered Maple
    Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
    Weight: 3.6 kg (8.0 lbs.)
    Overall Length: 94.0 cm (37'')
    Overall Width: 33.7 cm (13 1/4'')
    Overall Depth: 31.8 mm (1 1/4'')
    Neck Binding: Yes
    Fret Marker: Style Triangle
    Tailpiece: Trapeze
    Bridge: 6 Saddle
    Neck Type: Thru body
    No. of Pickups: 2
    Type of Pickups: Vintage Reissue
    Output Type: Mono
    Machine Heads: Gotoh Vintage-type
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Rickenbacker660 Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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5.0

Great Deal!

By Tdiddleydoo

from Buffalo, New York

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Rickenbacker 660 Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar if you know how to use it!

    It has a bit of a learning curve. It most likely won't be as easy to pick up and play as a Strat or a Les Paul if that's what you're used to. Don't let that deter you though, once you really figure out how to use it well, it'll give you some of the best tones you could ask for. But I personally highly recommend you try before you buy.

    The build quality is phenomenal, especially compared to other companies. It's built like a tank and feels like it'll last forever. May need a little setup as the one I bought was a bit buzzy (fixed by putting on flat wounds). Other than that the playability is great. The 660 actually has a wider nut width than most other Rick models, making it easier to play for those with larger hands and those new to Rickenbacker.

    This thing sounds amazing with some tweaking of amps. With this guitar, it's ALL about finding the right spot, which may take a little time. The vintage toasters are pretty low output single coils and sounded kind of thin and tinny on my Fender 59' Bassman (to me anyway). However when I put it through a darker voiced amp (Orange) and stuck flatwounds on it, it sounded exactly like I wanted it to. Once you find the right amp and settings, there's really no genre of music this thing can't tackle. The bridge pickups sounds like your typical jangly Rickenbacker tone, the middle position with the blend knob turned so the neck pickup is dominant sounds almost Gretschy, and the neck pickup sounds like a really thick Strat pickup, great for blues stuff (I got better Hendrix tones out of my Rickenbacker than I did my strat on the neck pickup). Takes overdrive very well and sustains for days due to its neck through construction. I was actually pretty shocked how versatile this guitar was. I got tones I never thought were possible out of a Rickenbacker.

    Overall, I'd say this is a great guitar for the open minded!

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    2.0

    oops!

    By vinnie

    from undisclosed

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rickenbacker 660 Electric Guitar:

      well, earlier i did a review on my 660. gave it great reviews too. however after a little more than one month of use,, i realized that the lead pickup didn't have the rickenback tone. yesterday the lead pickup died. great i'm on disability and don't have a lot of quid do it took me 5 years to sav the quid for a ric and this has to happen. think lng and hared before you buy one....

      scyfyr

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      5.0

      wow!

      By vinnie

      from undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Rickenbacker 660 Electric Guitar:

        yes indeed i have to agree with the review above me. this is one of the finest guitars and i've played with several other manufacturers and .......yeah gotta get one. the everything is outstanding with a finely fitted hard case. so if you every wanted to buya ric, get the 660.

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        5.0

        Are you kidding? Buy one of these!

        By Mike

        from Portland, Or

        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 660 Electric Guitar:

          I can't believe no one has pick up the two that are left here. This guitar has got mojo oozing from it! Just another great example of Rickenbacker quality. For those of you who have been thinking about a RIC but thought the finger boards where to skinny, this one has a wide fingerboard and easily playable. The pickups ring in true Ric toaster sound. I am completely satisfied with this purchase. IMO, you can't go wrong with one of these!

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