2005 Rickenbacker 620 Jetglo

The Blue Book Says….

610

– cresting wave style maple body, bi-level pickguard, through-body maple neck, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, tune-o-matic bridge/R-style trapeze tailpiece, three-per-side tuners, two single coil pickups, five knobs (two v, two tone, mix blend), three-position switch, available in Fireglo, Jetglo, Mapleglo, Midnight Blue, Red, or White finish, mfg. 1985-1994.

Rickenbacker 620

– similar to the 610, except has bound body, bound fingerboard with pearl triangle inlay, two single coil exposed pickups, wired for stereo, available in Fireglo, Jetglo, Mapleglo, Midnight Blue, Red, or White finish, mfg. 1974-present.

 

I say….

I’ve never had a Rickenbacker 6 string before.    Bought this from a Church Worship Group – so it’s not been gigged hard.  The Black gloss finish shows the signs of some use – the worst of which was a ding to the upper horn through to the wood – I’ve filled this to make it less noticable, but it’s still there when you look close and I’ve done my best to show it in the pics.  There’s a few other dings, but nothing major and nothing that affects playability.

Comes with original Ric case and cleaning cloth, there are keys and Allen Bolts in the neck pocket.

Sonically – if you’re looking you’re probably after jangle and know what Rics do best, but as with their basses I was surprised at just how much bass they can put out – the sound is really quite awesome.  The pickups each have a volume and tone and there’s a 5th smaller knob that’s like an overall tone control – OR – a balance between the pickups.

I actually quite like this and  – as with all Rics – there’s GREAT upper fret access.

Currently set up and strung with 10’s it sounds superb!