Rickenbacker® Model 381/12V69 (three pickups)

Rickenbacker Model 381/12V69 (3 pu) Rickenbacker Model 381/12V69 (3pu)

Model 381/12V69 (three pickup version)

The original 381/12 never appeared in the Rickenbacker catalogues of the 1960's and it´s estimated that less than fifty of these guitars were ever produced. Hand crafted and finished with the same care as and expertise as the 381, this vintage 12 string is carved from 'charactered' maple. 12 saddle brigde that allows to be adjusted individually to insure precise intonation. The three pickup version seems to be very rare. I have only seen two of these. You'll find a 1970 381/12 with three pickups at the bottom of this page.

Rickenbacker Model 381/12V69 (3pu) Rickenbacker Model 381/12V69 (3 pu)

Model 381/12V69 back                      Bindings

Rickenbacker Model 381/12V69 (3 pu) Rickenbacker Model 381/12V69 (3 pu)

Model 381/12V69 ( 3 pu) headstock

Model 381/12 (3 pu) from 1970. (Jeffrey Foskett Collection)

 

Courtesy of Dr Evan Ladoux

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