Jason Mendelson´s Rickenbacker® Collection

 

Tulips... these were marketed as student guitars in the 1960s due to the short scale length and simple electronics.

Model 900 (1967)

This pristine example floated around the Thoroughbred Music chain (RIP - we miss you) for a couple years before finding its way to my house. Killer flame on the back of the maple neck. NOT FOR SALE.

Rickenbacker 900 (1967)

Model 900 (1967)

Rickenbacker 900 (1967)

Model 900 (1967)

Rickenbacker 900 (1963)

Model 900 (1963)

Another freakin' tulip? Well, this one has definitely seen a few gigs, to say the least. It has the pre-1964 squared neck heel and neck thru construction that make it interesting and rare. Plays so easy you'll think the strings and fingerboard are made of butter! The single toaster top pickup is positioned close to the bridge, for a nice bright ricky tone!

Rickenbacker 1000 (1964)

Model 1000 (1964)

Another tulip! This 18-fret baby is dressed in formal black and places its single toaster pickup in the middle for a meatier tone than the 900's above and below. Was used as a jobber's 325 backup, so it's got a great deal of wear, but it still plays like a dream, so you know that wear = love! OHSC has a funky bright red interior that should come with its own power supply!

Rickenbacker Tulips  

Tulip trio                                                 Model 660/12 headstock

Rickenbacker 660/12

Model 660/12 

Rickenbacker 660/12 back

Model 660/12 back

Rickenbacker 360/12V64 Rickenbacker 360/12V64

Model 360/12V63

Jason Mendelson with his 360/12

 

Photos/text courtesy of Jason Mendelson

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