Guitar Of The Week:Rickenbacker 360/12 12-String Electric Guitar
12-String Electric Guitar
That Jingle-Jangle Sound!
The handcrafted Rickenbacker model 360/12 is the most famous 12-string electric guitar ever made, having been used by the likes of The Beatles, The Byrds, The Who, The Beach Boys, and Tom Petty to name just a few. Its chimey, jangly sound set the standard on what an electric 12-string should sound like and has forged a major place in popular music history from the mid-60s to the modern era.
The model has slightly evolved over the years and the current incarnation has a stylish and comfortable rounded edge around the front perimeter, Hi-Gain pickups, and the classic "R" tailpiece. The slimmed and re-contoured neck now makes the modern 360/12 easier to play than ever and the solid maple semi-hollowbody construction with a through-body neck ensures you'll get that classic mesmerizing resonance and chime made famous on so many classic recordings. The unique sound of a Rickenbacker 12-string is unrivaled, and its haunting original sound will fit in with most any style of music.
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Scott is a versatile musician with a degree in music performance. He has played in bands covering a wide range of styles including rock, country, classical, and blues. He is also a self-confessed gearhead and is always glad to give you recommendations based on his vast experience. If you are trying to track down an instrument that'll create that sound in your head, Scott's your man.
Chris is also a seasoned musician who has played in various bands in Nashville, Kansas City, and New York City. Chris's other passion is building guitars and basses. He worked at Sadowsky Guitars for seven years as production manager and was the primary bass builder there. More recently, Chris was a craftsman at the Gibson Custom Shop. During his tenure there, he spent two years in the Pro Shop and four years in Engineering. Chris has custom-built guitars for celebrities and has developed his own original designs. He knows great tone and nothing satisfies Chris more than helping players find the perfect guitar to match their musical preferences.