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Rickenbacker 360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar 1801684

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It's precisely the same great-playing and sounding guitar that George Harrison made so famous, complete with double-bound body, trapeze tailpiece and...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 08-15-2018

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An exact replica of the world's most popular electric 12-string.

It's precisely the same great-playing and sounding guitar that George Harrison made so famous, complete with double-bound body, trapeze tailpiece and unique Rickenbacker 12-string headstock. This is the guitar that provided the soundtrack to some of the most memorable music of the '60s and beyond. It matches the 1963 version in every detail with the full sound we all love. Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
Matches the the 1963 version in every detail
Double-bound body
Trapeze tailpiece
Unique Rickenbacker 12-piece headstock

Own the sound of the '60s. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body Type: Semi-Acoustic
No. Frets: 21
Scale Length: 62.9 cm (24 3/4'')
Neck Width at Nut: 41.4 mm (1.63'')
Neck Width at 12th Fret: 49.05 mm (1 .931'')
Crown Radius: 18.4 cm (7 1/4'')
Body Wood: Maple
Neck Wood: Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
Weight: 3.6 kg (8.0 lbs.)
Overall Length: 101 cm (39 3/4'')
Overall Width: 38.1 cm (15'')
Overall Depth: 38.1 mm (1 1/2'')
Neck Bindin:g Yes
Fret Marker Style: Triangle pale white
Tailpiece: Trapeze
Bridge: 6-way split saddle
Neck Type: Set-in
No. of Pickups: 2
Type of Pickups: Vintage Single Coil Toaster Top
Output Type: Parallel Mono
Machine Heads: Deluxe Vintage repro
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Rickenbacker360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jingle-jangle perfection

By Rickenmaxer

from Philadelphia

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Pros

  • 12-string Bliss
  • Flawless Finish
  • Janglygoodness
  • Jingle Jangle Goodness
  • Superb Actionplayability
  • Vintage Spec

Cons

  • pricey

Best Uses

  • 60s-70s-80s Rock
  • Beatles Tribute Band
  • Byrds Tribute Band
  • Petty Tribute Band
  • Plimsouls Tribute Band
  • Rem Tribute Band

Comments about Rickenbacker 360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar:

OK...maybe there aren't any Plimsouls tribute bands, but maybe there ought to be.

I've lusted after this guitar since I saw "A Hard Day's Night" as a kid. Ever since, all Rickenbackers have loomed large in my legend: the Beatles, the Who, Byrds, Petty, REM, the Jam, Let's Active, the Bangles, and many others, but the Harrison 360/12 was always special. Finally got it (with a nice MF discount) and couldn't be happier.

Having owned a standard rounded-horn 360/12 in the 90s and, currently, a solid-body 620/12, I'm no stranger to Rick 12s, their idiosyncrasies, and their critics. IMO, the biggest improvement the 360/12-C63 brings is the rounder 7" radius on the neck which somehow makes the string spacing more naturally comfortable (to my fingers, at least). Chording and single-notes are a lot easier, and, sonically, the vintage x-bracing and pick-ups make this thing really sing. It's great to run with a bit of distortion and delay and go a little "8-Miles High" crazy.

The finish is perfect, and the fireglo shading is just as it should be. And the vintage silver plush case is just icing on the jangley cake. Spendy? Yes, but if you've been wanting one for 40 years, you can easily rationalize it. Highly recommended!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OC

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rickenbacker 360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar:

AWESOME Guitar! Rickenbacker at their finest! The quality and workmanship is un-surpassed. For a 12-string the action is really low. Better than some 6-strings. The sound is amazing. The only problem was waiting for this instrument to be produced but it was worth it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I finially got the Ric 360-12v63 I loved since 1964

Pros

  • The best 12 string electric guitar made today.

Cons

  • No cons.

Best Uses

  • Rock or folk rock ala The Byrds.

Comments about Rickenbacker 360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar:

I bought one in 1986 but this guitar is just so much better then the models made then. I also have a Roger McGuin model 12 string with the built in compressor. They both have different sounds and I love them both. The neck on this is a bit wider and easier to play and I would guess more like George Harrison's Ric. I had to return 3 before I got the ultimate guitar with great a great finish and top. When I opened the box I was blown away at how perfect this guitar is. I was worried that I would get another open box guitar although I paid for a sealed box.My dream came through and I now own the best 360-12V63 that I ever saw. Awesome.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rickenbacker 360/12C63 12-String

By Joe

from Seattle

Comments about Rickenbacker 360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar:

A fabulous guitar. Beautiful. Great sound. Hard to put down.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth Every Penny

By Justin

from Manalapan, NJ

See all my reviews

Pros

  • feel
  • Look
  • Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live performance
    • Recording

    Comments about Rickenbacker 360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar:

    Got the guitar about 6 months ago. I've played it virtually every single day since I've gotten it. It is, undoubtedly, the greatest instrument I own. A Rickenbacker 360 12 string is like- it's like that gorgeous girl at the bar. You're not sure if it's going to work out, but wow is she good looking. After a couple drinks you decide to talk to her, and what do you know, she's everything you'd imagine. This guitar not only looks like a piece of art, but it plays and sounds more majestic and beautiful than any instrument I have had.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Outstanding instrument! None better!

    By Pete

    from Gloucester, Va

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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 360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar:

      Guitar player in a contemporary Christian praise band.

       
      5.0

      Awesome instrument

      By Rick Player

      from Souderton, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Rickenbacker 360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar:

        I have the black (Jet Glo) version and it looks very good. The action is low and easy, and it stays in tune very well. Love that Ric jangle sound, it's quite unique. Nothing like a Rickenbacker 12 string!

         
        5.0

        Musical piece of art!!!

        By RocknrollDave

        from Largo, Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Rickenbacker 360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar:

          No Worries!!!!!

           
          5.0

          shades of Roger McGuinn & Beatles

          By JB

          from NJ

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • the guitar case was lame, but not the guitar.

          Best Uses

          • all

          Comments about Rickenbacker 360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar:

          I never owned a 12 string electric before. Currently own a les paul, telecaster, gretsch. This guitar rounds out my collection. Start playing a 12 string and you "hear" the old music from the Byrds, Beatles, Stones, Tom Petty come alive.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I Would Recommend This Instrument To Anyone!

          By Emil Alexander Fleming

          from Jackson County, Missouri

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Rickenbacker 360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar:

            I would recommend this instrument to anyone!

             
            5.0

            I love playing this guitar daily .

            By Phil

            from Las Vegas

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Had a luthier evaluate it ,said it was as new

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rickenbacker 360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar:

                Practice makes it easy to become use to it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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