Rickenbacker Standard 330/12JG

Rickenbacker Standard 330/12JG, Electric Guitar

Item number: 3121030
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Electric Guitar • Colour / Finish: Jetglo • Technology: Semi-Hollow Body • Body Shape: Jazz Shape • Strings: 12 string • Neck construction: Set in neck • Frets: 24 • Scale Length: 24,75" (62,87 cm) • Body Material: Maple • Neck: Maple • Fretboard: Rosewood • Fretboard Inlays: Dot inlays • Pickup Configuration: S-S (2x Single Coil) • Pickup Selector Switch: 3 way toggle • Controls: 2x volume, 2x tone • Bridge / Tremolo: Trapeze • Hardware: Chrome • Including: Hardcase • The company was founded as the Electric String Instrument Corporation by Adolph Rickenbacher and George Beauchamp in 1931. With the upcoming success of rock ´n roll Rickenbacher launched two instruments with the so called "neck through body" construction. This constuction, as in the models Combo-400 (guitar) and 4000 (bass), was to become the trademark of the company. In 1958 Rickenbacher launched his "Capri-"series which included a semi-acoustic model with double cutway from which the later 300-series arised. In 1960 Mr. John Lennon - a noname at the time - purchased the 325 Capri in Hamburg which he consequently played during the first Beatle years. In 1964 Rickenbauer then developed a 12-string guitar. Its innovative structure allowed the tuning technics to string up all 12 pegs on an ordinary sized head. The second instrument of this kind ever built was given to George Harrison as a present.