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The Rickenbacker 12-string Electric Guitar

The Rickenbacker 12-string electric guitar is a musical instrument known for its distinctive chiming sound and unique design. It was first introduced in the early 1960s by the Rickenbacker company, and quickly became popular with guitarists looking for a brighter, more jangly sound than what was possible with a traditional 6-string electric guitar.

One of the key features of the Rickenbacker 12-string is its unique "Rick-o-Sound" wiring, which allows the guitar to be split into two separate output signals - one for each pick-up. This allows the player to control the tone and volume of each signal separately, giving them a great deal of flexibility in creating their sound.

In terms of its design, the Rickenbacker 12-string is characterized by its distinctive "shark fin" inlays on the fretboard, its distinctive headstock shape, and its unique "slash" soundhole. It is available in a variety of finishes, including natural, black, and the iconic "Fireglo" sunburst finish.

Some notable guitarists who have used the Rickenbacker 12-string include George Harrison of the Beatles, Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, Tom Petty, and Johnny Marr of the Smiths.

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