Rickenbacker 620

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Rickenbacker 620
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Manufacturer Rickenbacker
Period Late 1950s - Present
Body type Solid
Neck joint Thru body
Scale 24.75"
Body Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood with pearloid triangle inlays
Bridge Adjustable
Pickup(s) 2 Single-coil
Colors available
Mapleglo (natural), Fireglo (sunburst), Jetglo (black), Midnight Blue

The Rickenbacker 620 is a solid-body guitar manufactured by the Rickenbacker International Corporation (RIC). 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 floating 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.[1] The 620 is less popular with big recording artists as its siblings the 330 and 360, however some guitarists have consistently used them including Christopher Owens of Girls, Chris Urbanowicz of Editors. Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers acquired the first 620/12 12-string (made in December 1963, actually called a prototype 625/12) in 1977, and has used it on hits such as Listen to Her Heart and Here Comes My Girl.

Features at a Glance[edit]

  • Body Type Solid
  • No. Frets 21
  • Scale Length 62.9 cm (2434)
  • Neck Width at Nut 41.4 mm (1.63)
  • Neck Width at 12th Fret 49.05 mm (1 .931)
  • Crown Radius 25.4 cm (10)
  • Weight 3.6 kg (8.0 lbs.)
  • Overall Length 94.0 cm (37)
  • Overall Width 33.7 cm (1314)
  • Overall Depth 31.8 mm (114)
  • Tailpiece R
  • Bridge 6 Saddle
  • Output Type Mono and Stereo
  • Machine Heads Schaller[1]

Notable players[edit]


  1. ^ a b "620". Rickenbacker.com. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 

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