Rickenbacker 330/12 - Jetglo Semi-Hollowbody 12-String
This is a great way to "break in" to the Rickenbacker sound—the 330 delivers the brilliant chime and instantly recognizable tone—without the top-of-the-line trim.
The 330 model offers many of Rickenbacker’s most recognizable features: full-size, thin semi-hollow body; two single-coil pickups; two-piece pickguard; what Rickenbacker calls a “traditionally shaped” sound hole (it’s only traditional if you’re Rickenbacker – it’s their famous ‘slash’).
The comfortable rosewood fingerboard features a 10” radius and dot inlays; the sweeping double cutaways permit access to all 24 frets. 330 models don’t have binding on the neck or body, but they still offer the distinctive “R” tailpiece and classic headstock logo. And of course, both 6-string and 12-string models have the unmistakable Rickenbacker tone.
Colors: Fireglo (red sunburst) and Jetglo (solid black); Mapleglo; Midnight blue and Ruby (metallic red).
NOTE: We make try to keep plenty of Rickenbacker guitars and basses on hand. However, Rickenbacker produces only a limited number of instruments in their Santa Ana, CA, factory (they don’t offer an import line), so we can’t always guarantee when new instruments will arrive. Please call to confirm our current inventory.
Why We Like Rickenbacker Guitars
If Rickenbacker’s only contribution to music had been their groundbreaking electric 12-string, we’d still love them. But more than that, Rickenbacker helped create the whole soundtrack of an era. Many of the 60s’ throaty rhythms, thumping bass lines and distinctive, chiming 12-string parts were played on a Ric.
Rickenbackers still sound great—that unique Ric sound—and their body designs, colors and features (“slash”-style f-holes, triangular fretboard inlays) are as distinctive today as ever. Also worth noting: Every Rickenbacker instrument is still made in the company’s California factory, just like every one has always been.
- Body Type: Semi-acoustic
- Body Wood: Maple
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ dot markers
- Frets: 24
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Nut Width: 1.63”
- Radius: 10”
- Body Binding: None
- Neck Binding: None
- Tailpiece/Bridge: “R” Tailpiece / 6-saddle Bridge
- Pickups: 2 High-Gain single-coil
- Controls: 3-position pickup selector, 2 Volume / 2 Tone / Pickup balance knob
- Tuners: Schaller
- Weight: 8 Lbs.
Fireglo Laquer finish
Playable slim neck
Comfortable, all-around contoured body
Body is carved from a single piece of maple
Maple neck features dual truss rods and a rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
Single-coil pickups deliver an output range from clean tones to biting overdrive
Hard Case Included