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Glen Campbell's Rickenbacker 360 12 String Guitar

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Re: Glen Campbell's Rickenbacker 360 12 String Guitar

Post by Mike Joyce » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:11 am

Thanks jay, I looked at your previous post on this guitar. Thanks for confirming. I had forgotten that previous video with Glen using that Gibson. Just as well you keep track of all this info. Thank you.



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Re: Glen Campbell's Rickenbacker 360 12 String Guitar

Post by jay » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:08 am

Mike,

Looks like the Gibson. After the 60's, we didn't see Glen with an acoustic 12 much. If we did it was his '68 Ovation Like many other performers, including Gordon Lightfoot...the Gibson B25-12N seemed to be the acoustic he preferred, until Ovation made him his own model, which appeared to be custom.



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Re: Glen Campbell's Rickenbacker 360 12 String Guitar

Post by Cowpoke » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:08 am

Holy cow Mike. What a great video that is. Never saw it before. Thanks!


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Re: Glen Campbell's Rickenbacker 360 12 String Guitar

Post by Mike Joyce » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:43 am

Good point jay, Glen didn't use it much beyond those early years. I was thinking that as he had that six string version he still considered it a good guitar to have around. I found this video the other day Glen singing "you can't take the country from the boy. In the video glen uses a 12 string giutar which I don't recall seeing before. Any ideas jay?
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Re: Glen Campbell's Rickenbacker 360 12 String Guitar

Post by jay » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:34 am

MIke
I can imagine Glen, really loved his.
I think Harrison and the others loved theirs more! I am not sure why, but Glen soon traded it in for the Mosrite 12 and then found what he really liked in the Ovation Bluebird.



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Re: Glen Campbell's Rickenbacker 360 12 String Guitar

Post by Mike Joyce » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:31 pm

Interesting you posted this item jay. I saw a programme just the other day about the development of guitars, and it made the very same point about George Harrison being given a prototype Rickenbacker when the Beatles came to America. I had not heard this before and now you have just confirmed that fact as well. They really revolutionised full bodied sound which you you get with these 12 strings. I can imagine Glen, really loved his.



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Glen Campbell's Rickenbacker 360 12 String Guitar

Post by jay » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:12 pm

The Rickenbacker 360/12 was among the first electric twelve-string guitars produced. The development began in 1963 and was offered in 1964. It has an unconventional standard head that placed the tuners in 90 degrees of each other. And instead of a full slot, it has the head 1/2 way routed through. The Beatles (Harrison had a prototype 360/12) and The Byrds (Roger McGuinn) were the first in 64 showcasing the Rickenbacker 12 with its eye-catching color and design.

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Glen Campbells Rickenbacker 360-12
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Glen Campbells Rickenbacker 360-12 Head Front
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Glen Campbells Rickenbacker 360-12 Head Rear
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Glen recorded The Electric 12 with a Rickenbacker 360/12 in 1965. Prior to that, Glen was known for using an acoustic 12 string.

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There is also a Youtube video of him using the Rickenbacker during that time...although it appears that he is "finger syncing' to the recording.



After that, there is little to suggest that he continued using it, as in 1965 he appears to have preferred the Mosrite Mark XII 12 String Guitar (Semie Mosely worked at Rickenbacker until 1958)

Glen's Adios album showcased Glen with a Rickenbacker on the front cover, although it was the 6 string version of the 360 model.

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