The Rickenbacker 620/12 electric guitar has the distinctive jangle of a classic Rickenbacker, but in a 12-string configuration. The Rickenbacker 620/12’s all-maple construction and Hi-gain single-coil pickups produce the classic Rickenbacker tone.
The instrument’s neck-through body structure offers outstanding sustain and is capped with a rosewood fingerboard with triangular pearloid inlays. A 12-saddle bridge and high-quality Schaller tuners assure tuning stability, and a beautiful “R” tailpiece completes the picture.
Furthermore, the Rickenbacker 620/12 includes the renowned Rick-O-Sound stereo output for enhanced audio possibilities. When you strum the 620/12, you’ll understand, feel, and hear why this instrument has been a sought-after classic for decades.
An iconic solidbody
Rickenbacker may have been the first electric guitar company to release a solidbody model with the “Frying Pan” lap steel. The 620 solidbody electric guitar appeared with the arrival of rock ‘n’ roll.
The “cresting wave” body shape of the 620 was a favorite with many guitarists when it was first introduced, and demand for the guitar has only grown over time. It has since been seen in the hands of guitar legends including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell.
The Rickenbacker 620/12 electric guitar is made entirely of high-grade maple, with the exception of the fretboard. The dense density of maple lends endurance and top-end clarity to the tone.
It’s also quite stable, which helps to keep the 620’s neck structurally sound. The rosewood fretboard gives warmth and harmonic richness to this otherwise bright instrument, and the triangular pearloid inlays contrast beautifully with its chocolaty hues.
The company’s patented electronics are the heart and soul of all Rickenbackers. Rickenbacker Hi-gain single-coil pickups are used in the 620/12 electric guitar.
They have the stringiness of many other single-coils, but with a more aggressive cut that brings out the full jangle and chime that has powered so many rhythm and lead guitar tunes over the years. The two pickups may be blended to your desired settings using a 5-knob control arrangement.
Rickenbacker also included two output connectors on the 620/12. The first is a traditional mono output. The second is a stereo Rick-O-Sound output, which sends distinct signals from both pickups. Consider the sonic possibilities!
For bass definition, put your neck pickup into a clean American tweed, then feed your bridge pickup into an overdriven British stack for noisy tube grit. At Sweetwater, we’ve discovered that this choice is ideal for studio performers. You can get a quick stereo track with only one performance by delivering one signal to two sources.
Rickenbacker 620/12 Solidbody 12-string Electric Guitar Features:
- Legendary solidbody 12-string electric guitar
- All-maple construction adds high-end clarity to the tone
- Rosewood fingerboard with iconic triangular pearloid inlays
- 2 single-coil Hi-gain pickups deliver patented Rickenbacker tone
- Neck-through body for great sustain
- Stereo Rick-O-Sound output lets you route each pickup individually
- Powerful passive electronics
- Handsome “R” tailpiece; 12-saddle bridge; high-quality Schaller tuners
Rickenbacker 620/12 Specs
|2012 – 2023
|12-String Electric Guitars
Solid Body Electric Guitars
|Double CutawaySingle Cutaway
|Number of Frets
|Number of Strings
|Right / Left Handed