Rickenbacker® Model 366/12 with converter comb

Rickenbacker Model 366/12 Rickenbacker Model 366/12

Model 366/12

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.

Rickenbacker Model 366/12 Rickenbacker Model 366/12

Model 366/12 converter comb and headstock

 

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