Players the world over have been crying out for Rickenbacker to reissue the 1993, originally sold exclusively through Rose Morris of Denmark Street in London. The 1993 12 string was part of Who guitarist Pete Townshend’s gig rig. He famously smashed up a few of them on stage during tours. At NAMM 2015 those wishes were answered. The 1993 British version of the American classic is making a triumphant return.
12 String Tone
Originally popular mostly among folk musicians the 12 string has a unique character. With 6 sets of paired strings, tuned an octave apart, you get a great jangly tone that gives your chords an extra depth and resonance.
For The Modern Player
There have been some slight adjustments made to the original to make the new Rickenbacker 1993 Plus a little more up to date with modern players' needs, whilst still keeping that vintage look and feel that makes it so desirable. The sound hole on the body of the guitar not only looks cool, it also, along with the X-bracing on the underside, helps give the guitar its characteristically warm, rich and full tone. Originally unique to the British imports the F hole looks classic, American models had a slash shaped tone hole but the F-hole
This new model boasts a slightly wider (3.1mm) neck, a Caribbean rosewood fingerboard, plus a comfortable round-heeled two-piece neck; a great blend of vintage and contemporary. Other features that make this new Rickenbacker 1993 Plus stand out are: double body binding, three vintage reissue pickups and stereo output. The neck is comfortable and feels easy to play. Thanks to the 3 vintage pickups all 12 strings sound great and have that unmistakable rickie sound that’s made them a much loved treasure.