Rickenbacker International Corporation announces acceptance of orders for the Carl Wilson Limited Edition Guitar. This handmade instrument is similar to the guitar Carl Wilson played in the 60's. As one of the founders of the world renowned Beach Boys, this guitar played an extensive role in creating their early sound. The guitar offers a number of classic features that makes the product stand out from other Vintage Reissue guitars.
The company is authorized to manufacture 500 of these classic instruments. Each guitar will be supplied with individually numbered certificates of authenticity. A portion of the proceeds will go the Carl Wilson Foundation.
The specifications of these guitars are:
Similar to the model type 360 as produced in 1965
Offered both in six and twelve string versions, as Model 360CW and 360/12CW
Carl Wilson's signature reproduced on the upper pickguard
Checked body binding
Offered in Fireglo and Jetglo colors
Wood is specially charactered maple body with Rosewood fret board
Special thin top for increased acoustic performance
Twenty-one fret neck with vintage inlays
Vintage style square heel
Two scatter wound vintage-style pickups with 7.4K ohm coils