Up for sale, a 2022 Rickenbacker 660 in mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and all factory paperwork and case candy. The premier Rickenbacker solid body model, this 660 features maple neck-through construction and highly figured flame maple body wings, sporting a gloss Mapleglo finish; accented by checkerboard binding and gold plastics. The pair of Toaster Top pickups capture a sparkling percussive cut and harmonically-rich Rickenbacker jangle. This guitar is notably lightweight at 7lbs 2oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, easy-playing action, and accurate intonation.
The neck has a substantial D-shaped profile carve with generous shoulders, measuring .880” deep at the 1st fret and .905” at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard features triangle inlays that stretch all the way to the fretboard edges, with fret-edge binding on the flawless slender fretwire. This guitar plays cleanly up the 24 3/4“ scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rods. The nut measures a full 1 3/4“ in width. The headstock sports a gold Rickenbacker truss rod cover, and the Ric Deluxe Kluson-style tuning machines turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch, with gleaming chrome plating.
The electronics include individual Volume and Tone controls for each pickup, and Rickenbacker's unique fifth knob provides a smooth gradient for blending in the neck pickup when both pickups are engaged. The chrome hardware shines like new, including the trapeze tailpiece and bridge cover. Plastics comprise the original quintet of knobs and the dual-tiered gold pickguards. Even the small foil "USA" sticker is intact.
The gloss Mapleglo finish is framed by checkerboard binding, and both body wings have deep three-dimensional flame figuring extending evenly across the top and back. There's barely a scratch on the body, and the gloss finish on the neck profile is pristine.
The original hardshell case is included, along with all factory paperwork and case candy.