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.

Condition Report

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.


Brand Used
Model1991 Tom Petty Signature 660/12
Limited Run#396 of 1,000
Body Configuration12-String
Finish ColorFireglo
Weight7.91 lbs
Body WoodBirdseye Maple
Neck WoodMaple
Neck Dimensions.910 1st - .940 12th
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Fingerboard InlaysTriangles
Scale Length24 3/4"
Width at Nut1.75"
BindingCheckered Black and White
Pickups2 Vintage Single Coil Toaster
TunersGotoh Vintage-Type
CaseVintage-Style Rickenbacker Grey Hardshell

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Serial Number: J45142

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