Rickenbacker® Model 366/12 with converter comb
The model 366/12 was introduced in 1966. It´s model 360/12 with a string converter. It changed from twelve to six strings (or any number i between). When engaged, the converter comb pulls down a chosen number of strings. When not engaged, the guitar is a "normal" twelve string by default. This type of guitar is also available as 336/12 and 456/12. The string coverter was designed by James E Gross of Glenview, Illinois. These convertible comb models disappeared from the company´s product line in 1976.
Model 366/12 converter comb and headstock
Courtesy of Stan Werbin
©1999 Björn Eriksson
DISCLAIMER! This page is unofficial and not affiliated with Rickenbacker International Corporation Rickenbacker, RIC, and logos are trademarks of Rickenbacker International Corp. Used by permission. All rights reserved.