Up for sale, a 1992 Rickenbacker 360/12V64 in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original silver tolex hardshell case. Rickenbacker's first reissue of the "OS" Old-Style 360 body shape with vintage spec appointments, the 360/12V64 features a double bound body, hot toaster top single coil pickups, a lucite truss rod cover and vintage-style plastics, and a figured bookmatched two-piece bubble maple back.
The V64's semi-hollow maple construction and X bracing delivers a smooth, authoritative natural acoustic tone that translates through the pickups. Wound hotter than later toaster reissues, these toaster pickups deliver plenty of sparkle, articulation and 12 string chime. The guitar weighs 7lbs 7oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with easy-playing action.
The maple/walnut neck has a C-shaped profile carve with moderate shoulder and consistent depth as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .880” at both the 1st and 12th frets. The thick slab rosewood fretboard has white binding, red side dots, and triangular pearl inlays that extend all the way to the fretboard edges. The fretboard also has a 10" radius, flatter than Rickenbacker's later C63 reissues. The original slender frets have their full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing only very light wear on the crowns of frets 1-5, playing cleanly up the 24 3/4" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rods. The 1 5/8" nut has the string courses perfectly spaced for easy playability. The headstock features a vintage-style lucite truss rod cover and a full complement of Ric Deluxe Kluson-style tuning machines which turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should.
All of the electronics work as intended, with Rickenbacker's traditional five knob layout and dual outputs. The chrome-plated hardware and plastic parts are notably clean, and the serialized jack plate dates production to April, 1992. Cosmetic wear on the gloss Fireglo finish is limited to very faint localized buckle wear on the bass-side upper bout on the back, and a few faint finish scratches in the clear coat. There is one small touched-up finish chip on the edge of the F hole on top, and faint pick wear just beyond the forward edge of the dual-tiered pickguards. The neck retains its smooth gloss on the profile length.
The original silver tolex hardshell case with blue plush interior is included.