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The gorgeous German-carve design of Rickenbacker’s 381 series was the brainchild of Roger Rossmeisl whose father was a jazz guitarist and luthier in Germany. Roger came to Rickenbacker in 1954 and had a great influence on Rickenbacker design, he was also responsible for the “slash” f-hole that is synonymous with Rickenbacker.

The carved maple top and back of the 381 create a deeper body while retaining the perennially futuristic body shape that’s never gone out of style, the mark of truly iconic design. Equipped with a 12-saddle bridge and innovative headstock sporting a phalanx of tuning keys, the 381/12V69 can be dialed in for truly inspired tones up and down the neck – upper fret playing is mandolin-like and a powerful electric presence elsewhere on the shark-tooth decked fretboard . Two Toaster pickups range from deep harp-like shimmer to breaking glass treble, always articulate and surprisingly aggressive when overdriven, lending a unique voice to a band mix or recording without elbowing out the sonic qualities of other guitars or instruments – Tom Petty, the Byrds, and the Beatles are testament to this dynamic and many new bands are pickup up on the Rickenbacker sound.

Specifications:

Brand Rickenbacker
Model381/12V69
Finish ColorMapleglo
Weight8.51 lbs
Body TypeSemi-Acoustic
Body WoodCharactered Maple
Neck WoodMaple
Neck Dimensions.890 1st - .920 12th
FingerboardChechen
Fingerboard InlaysTriangle
Frets21
Scale Length24 3/4''
Width at Nut1.63''
Pickups2 Vintage Single Coil Toaster Top
Controls2 Volume, 2 Tone, 1 Volume Boost, 3-Way Selector Switch
Bridge12 Saddle
Tailpiece"R" Trapeze
TunersDeluxe Vintage
Unique FeaturesStereo and Mono Output
CaseHardshell Case

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