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Charactered Maple, Hand Carved Body
The Rickenbacker 381/12V69 guitar’s semi-hollow body is constructed from Charactered Maple and fashioned with a distinctive and unique hand carved indent that runs along the sides of the guitar. With checkerboard binding, a high gloss finish and triangle pearloid inlays, the 381 is unrivaled in it's unique a stunning aesthetic. The 381’s Maple body produces a tastefully complex and clean tone that has plenty of warmth to it, brightening up the top end whilst tightening the lower end. Its semi-hollow, double cut 330 style shape keeps the body lightweight and provides beautifully intricate voicing and full access to the higher frets.
Maple Neck and Rosewood Fingerboard
Rickenbacker’s 381 features a Rosewood fingerboard that’s bound to a Maple neck for added stability and offers a stylish look. The neck-through body achieves an extraordinary amount of sustain. With a slim, sleek design and excellent low action to provide a fast play, the guitar's neck produces a tight and warm tone with the Maple offering a snappy attack with sizzling highs and firm lows, whilst the Rosewood helps keep the tone mellow and offers some sparkle to the highs and thickens up the lows.
Vintage Single Coil Toaster Top Pickups
Situated at both the neck and bridge, the Rickenbacker 381 features a set of vintage single coil Toaster Top pickups to offer a vintage and unmistakable Rickenbacker jangle. The neck pickup is warm and woolly with dark, bluesy overtones. The bridge pickups provides a clean tone with a sixties style jangle, used together the two pickups produce an incredible amount of Rickenbacker’s distinctive sixties tone.
Body & Bridge
- Body: Charactered Maple
- Body Style: Semi-Acoustic Double Cut
- Bridge: Rickenbacker 12 Saddle
- Binding: Cream Checkerboard
- Finish: Mapleglo
- Construction: Neck-Through
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Binding: Cream
- Inlays:Pearloid Triangles
- Scale Length:24.75"
- Width at Nut: 1.63" (41.4mm)
- Width at 12th Fret: 1.931" (49.05mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
Electronics & Hardware
- Neck Pickup: Rickenbacker Vintage Single Coil Toaster Top™
- Bridge Pickup: Rickenbacker Vintage Single Coil Toaster Top™
- Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 1 x Blend, 3-Way Sound Selector
- Output: Stereo, Mono
- Tailpiece: Rickenbacker “R”
- Machine Heads: Deluxe Vintage
- Scratchguard: Split Level, White
- Trussrod: Duel System
- Hardware: Chrome
The product price includes 6 years' warranty and 180 day money back guarantee.
However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.
The highlights of this enhanced warranty service are:
- Warranty is extended to 6 years from the date of delivery.
- Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 30 days to 180 days (terms apply after 30 days)
- Collection and delivery costs are included for the first 2 years
- Claim 50% cash back on the cost of the policy after 6 years if it has not been used!
- Warranty is transferable if the item is re-sold
- Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 30 days
- If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered
- The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount
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For customers in outlying areas of the country, the price of the Extended Warranty may be marginally higher, due to the potential for higher collection and redelivery transport costs.
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