Up for sale, a 2014 Rickenbacker 360/12W in like-new condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case, hangtags, and case candy. From the initial run of Walnut Rickenbackers in 2014, this 360/12W is immaculate in its presentation.
Visually and sonically distinctive from all 360s that preceded it, this 360/12W features a body carved from walnut paired with a maple neck and fingerboard. The resulting tonal palette is both rich and immediate, with the warmth of Walnut and the articulation and shimmery snap of the maple board. The finish is a smooth satin on both the body and the neck, highlighting the dynamic grain of the walnut body wood and feeling great on the palm on the neck profile.
Despite its tonewood deviations from Rickenbacker tradition, the pair of Hi-Gain single coil pickups succeed at delivering all the chime, sparkle and shimmer one expects from Ric's iconic 12 string. The chorusing strings jangle with plenty of top end, and the bass response has a breadth and muscle beyond the 360's typical maple construction. Even though the pickups are dubbed "Hi-Gain" by Rickenbacker, their clear single coil output allows for Ric's signature top end to shine through with balanced midrange and just the right amount of percussive cut. The guitar weighs 7lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with fresh strings and low action.
The dual truss rod enforced maple neck has a round, inviting medium C profile carve with just enough fullness in the shoulders, measuring .835" deep at the 1st fret and .915" at the 12th. The maple fretboard is bound and inlaid with pearl triangles that extend the full width of the fretboard, and the stock slender fretwire is flawless, playing cleanly in every register. The scale length is a full 24 3/4", and the nut measures 1 5/8" in width. On the headstock, the original Schaller tuning machines all turn smoothly with flawless chrome plating.
All of the electronics function as intended, and the guitar has the option of either mono or stereo operation, with the "Rick-o-Sound" dual output jacks. Controls include dual Volume and Tone controls for each pickup, along with an additional fifth knob that blends in the neck pickup signal with that of the bridge (especially useful when both pickups are engaged). The jack plate has a 14-prefix serial number, translating to 2014. The chrome-plated hardware is positively gleaming, including the pickup bezels, "R" tailpiece, and Rick-o-Sound jack plate, and plastics include the dual-tiered pickguards with the "USA" foil sticker retained on the top tier. There's barely a scratch on the stunningly well-kept satin finish, and this guitar is a true case queen, ostensibly unplayed since new.
The original hardshell case is included along with all hangtags and case candy.