1989 Rickenbacker 370/12RM Roger McGuinn Semihollow Electric 12-String Guitar

This beaut is a Roger McGuinn Model version of the 370/12 and it's in the rarer Jetglo finish which will look snazzy on any stage. It has a little wear and tear in the finish but is overall in good shape and it plays spot-on, quick, and is ready to serve. I've known this guitar for a few years and every time I see it, it's still playing just like I saw it last, so we know it's nice and stable, too.

If you're a Byrds fan or a jingle-jangle Americana fan, this sort of box is just about the penultimate expression of that style and so of course it fits right into it. It has the look, it has the feel, and it has the sound. I've always been a fan of the Ricki 12 necks for chordal use -- they're quick and easy to get around on and yet you don't feel cramped. The "backwards stringing" on the lower-octave strings means you can lean into power chords and whatnot and still have a girthy sound if you want, too.

Repairs included: a fret level/dress (thanks, Ancel!), quick adjustments, and I previously made a new bone nut (with better spacing, though the original is in case pocket), and setup work.

Weight: 8 lbs 7 oz

Scale length: 24 5/8"

Nut width: 1 5/8"

Neck shape: medium C

Board radius: 10"

Body width: 15 1/8"

Body depth: 1 1/2"

Body wood: maple

Bridge: individual 12-saddle Ricki-style (yes!)

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: maple

Pickups: 3x Rickenbacker "toaster" single-coils

Action height at 12th fret: 1/16” overall (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 46w-9 or close to it, unwound lower G

Truss rod: adjustable, two of them

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: low/smaller

Condition notes: aside from a few nicks and dings here and there in the body and one at the headstock, the only other wear is light handling/scratching here and there throughout and the usual weather-checking to the finish. It's in rather good form, to be honest. The original onboard compressor unit was removed and so the wiring in this functions passive and "as-normal" for a Ricki. I believe someone bypassed the "strangle" cap for the bridge pickup, too, as it sounds healthy and full vs. emaciated.

It comes with: an original hard case and Jangle Box compressor pedal. Yip! That lets you get the compressor/straight-into-board sound that you're looking for. The bridge cover and original (black plastic) nut are also included.

Consignor tag: KH