Rickenbacker® Model 360/12 1963

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This guitar was made in July 1963. It was the first of it´s kind and is still today the only RIC twelve string with a conventional acoustic twelve stringing. The twelfth string is octave E.

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The headstock of the first Rickenbacker 12 string.

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The absolutely brilliant machinehead sollution for the twelve string makes the headstock still look "normal" and the ballance of the instrument remains, compared to those rather oversized headstocks on others.

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The original trapeze (flat) tailpiece was replaced with an R-tailpiece in 1964-65.Other original features were goldbacked Lucite pickguards, TV-style knobs, triangle fretboard inlays and an unbound slash-shaped soundhole.

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The serial number plate (CG725) and the Rick-O-Sound outputs.

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This is the authentification letter from Mr John C.Hall.

Courtesy of the owner Oyama Katsuyuki. Pictures shot nov 8, 1998 for Björn Eriksson´s Rickenbacker Page.       

©1999 Björn Eriksson

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