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❌SOLD❌ Rickenbacker Model 381-12 V69 12 String Thinline Electric FireGlo, 1998


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The Rickenbacker Model 381-12 dates back to 1957 work by Roger Rossmeisl, a German luthier contracted with Rickenbacker for new designs, which he definitely delivered.

Based on the same body outline as the classic Model 330 series guitars, the Rickenbacker 381-12 adds hand-carved top and back of premium figured maple, for a much thicker and contoured body. The body is bound top and back with classic checkerboard purfling. The characteristic ‘Cats Eye’ bass side soundhole is also bound.   The body is entirely Maple, and the neck is a Maple / Walnut / Maple layered construction, and has a bound, finished Rosewood fingerboard with Slash position markers.    The finish is a gloss Fireglo, otherwise known as a sunburst.  

As a reissue, this is a Model 381-12 V69 – Vintage series with 1969 specs, and its serial number dates it to April 1998, at the Santa Ana Rickenbacker workshop. It is in very clean, condition, original except that the Blend control has been bypassed.

The original hard shell case is included.


Price: $2,999.99 CAD
  • Model: 381/12 V69
  • Year: 1998
  • Finish FiregGlo
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: Q1 8352
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 14/11/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 9lbs 4.1kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 629mm
  • Nut Width: 1.62in 41.4mm
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