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Rickenbacker 620

Guitar model
NameRickenbacker 620
PeriodLate 1950's - Present
Body typeSolid
Neck jointThru body
FretboardRosewood with pearloid triangle inlays
Pickups2 Single-coil
ColorsMapleglo (natural), Fireglo (sunburst), Jetglo (black), Midnight Blue

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The Rickenbacker 620 is a solid-body guitar manufactured by the Rickenbacker Company. It is part of the 600 series of guitars which all share the distinctive "cresting wave" styled body. The Rickenbacker 620 features triangular fret markers, a thick rosewood fret board, a maple body with neck-thru construction, and maple neck. The 620 also comes standard with a stereo output jack. The guitar's pickups are twin single coil 'Hi-gains'. The Rickenbacker 620 sports the Rickenbacker signature, an 'R' style tailpiece. There is a twelve string version of this guitar available, the Rickenbacker 620/12. The Rickenbacker 620 comes in fireglo, mapleglo, jetglo, and midnight blue finishes from the factory. The 620 is less popular with big recording artists as its siblings the 330 and 360, however some guitarists have consistently used them including Chris Urbanowicz of Editors. Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received the first 620/12 12-string (made in December 1963, actually called a prototype 625/12), and has used it on hits such as Listen to Her Heart and Here Comes My Girl.

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