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1967 Rickenbacker 370 12 String Factory Special Order like Harrison's Old Style
1967-Rickenbacker-370-12-String-Factory-Special-Order-like-Harrisons-Old-Style
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Item condition:
Used

Excellent used condition. Some minor marks - see detailed pictures and listing description.

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16 May, 2014 08:05:41 BST
Price:
£11,800.00
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Item location:
Chinnor, United Kingdom

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eBay item number:
271475009622
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Item specifics

Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Excellent used condition. Some minor marks - see detailed pictures and listing description.
Type:

Electric Guitar

No. of Strings:

12 string

Size:

4/4

Brand:

Rickenbacker

Right-/ Left-Handed:

Right-Handed

Here is a Rickenbacker model 370 12 string guitar.  The serial number has a GE date code prefix (i.e.  May of 1967).  


This guitar is rare.  Very few so-called "Old Style" Rickenbacker deluxe series guitars were made (i.e. with the more pointed horns of the 330 body style but with a double bound body, shark's teeth pearl fretboard inlays, and neck binding).  Even fewer 12 string guitars were made in this "Old Style".  One such 12 string Old Style guitar was used by George Harrison during the "Hard Day's Night" period of the Beatles. 


This guitar also features a rarely encountered factory special order pickup and wiring installation (the so-called "Byrds" or "Roger McGuinn" wiring specification) which used three pick ups and bespoke pickup controls.  I have never seen (or heard of) another Old Style guitar made with this factory Byrds wiring configuration - all the others had the "New Style" rounded body style with the binding at the rear of the body only.  So this particular guitar may well be uniquely configured. 


The Rickenbacker factory recently checked their original records and confirmed that the guitar configuration as pictured here is exactly how it was ordered/manufactured and that they shipped it on 29th August 1967 to the supplying dealer in Wisconsin, USA, who then delivered it to the first owner.  I am the second owner.


The condition of the guitar is excellent.  There is some minor buckle rash/worming in the surface on the back (see the picture taken with the light reflecting on the rear of the body which highlights these surface finish marks); but none of this worming is through the original finish.  There are a couple of small surface scrapes on the tip of the headstock (also pictured) and just a few other superficial marks here and there.  The neck angle is good and the action is really nice (see side on picture).  There is almost no discernible fretwear.  From my own experience of vintage guitars they don't come much cleaner and original than this; and I've never seen any '60's Rick 12 string in better condition, let alone a rare Old Style 12 string. 


If you want more detailed close up pictures of the guitar, or any other info, email me.


The guitar comes with its original '60's (Silver) hard case which is also in very nice cosmetic condition.


Shipping


For a guitar of this rarity/value I'd prefer personal collection if that is practical.  However, I will ship internationally. If shipping is required, please contact me before you bid to discuss your exact requirements and I will get you more details/prices etc.  I have been forced to include a flat international shipping cost by the eBay listing system - this is obviously going to be wrong.  Shipping charges will be adjusted based on your specific requirements/service levels to the actual cost to your country.

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