A Perfect Petty
The Wildwood team is ecstatic to showcase this limited-edition Rickenbacker, because it is a signature model for a dearly-departed artist who is near to our collective hearts: Tom Petty. The esteemed guitar slinger wrote so many hits that its easy to forget the staggering depth of his catalogue, and his tunes have become an integral part of the rich tapestry of American music. Many of his biggest earworms feature the sound of the Rickenbacker 660/12--by all accounts one of Petty's favorite instruments--and his signature-model captures his iconic sound with exceptional accuracy. We are proud to be the temporary custodians of such a fine instrument, because we know it has the power to transport you back to the first time you heard Damn the Torpedos. All it takes is one strum.
This rare Tom Petty signature model has a couple small cosmetic issues to report: a chip on the headstock between the D and A tuners, and a few small scracthes on the back. Also, there is a bit more relief on the treble side of the neck than the bass side (.007 inches, to be exact), but that is typical for Rickenbackers that have been around for a couple decades. Other than that, it's quite clean! It comes wrapped up in its original vintage-style Rickenbacker hardshell case, and it also has its original certificate of authenticity.