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[NAMM] Rickenbacker intoduces W Series

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Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Rickenbacker belonging to the 300 series.

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The new Rickenbacker W series presented at NAMM 2014 is a spin on the classic 330, 360 and 4003 models — made of walnut.

Against all odds, Rickenbacker came out strong this year at NAMM with no less than four guitars and a bass from the walnut-made W Series, whose features you can read below.

330W and 330/12W

According to the manufacturer, the classic 303 design has been strengthened with the natural character of walnut and polished with an oil finish for this new 6-string (303W) and 12-string (330/12W) renditions. The guitars feature two single coil pickups on a full size body with with full double cutaways and a traditionally shaped sound hole. The full specs of the guitars read:

  • Walnut body
  • 24 3/4" scale, set-in maple neck
  • 24 fret maple fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Neck Width: 1.63" (at nut) and 1.931" (at 12th fret)
  • Crown Radius 25.4 cm (10")
  • “R” tailpiece
  • 6-saddle bridge
  • Hi-gain pickups
  • Schaller machine heads
  • Weight: 3.6 kg (8.0 lbs.)

The 330W has a MSRP of $1999, while the 330/12W sells for $2459.

 

360W and 360/12W

The 360 has also been revisited and is available in two different versions as well: 360W (6-string) and 360/12W (12-string). Both feature a deluxe hollow body with special contour and neck binding, plus maple neck and fretboard. The full specs of the guitars are:

  • Walnut body
  • 24 3/4" scale, set-in maple neck with binding
  • 24 fret maple fingerboard with triangle inlays
  • Neck Width: 1.63" (at nut) and 1.931" (at 12th Fret)
  • Crown Radius: 25.4 cm (10")
  • “R” tailpiece
  • 6-saddle bridge
  • Hi-gain pickups
  • Mono and stereo output
  • Schaller machine heads
  • Weight: 3.6 kg (8.0 lbs.)

The 360W has a MSRP of $2499, while the 360/12W sells for $2939. 

 

4003W

The Classic Rickenbacker bass has been strengthened with Walnut for a solid and natural look that keeps with the traditional character of the instrument. The full specs of the 4003W are:

  • Through body construction
  • Solid walnut body
  • 33 1/4" scale maple neck with binding
  • Neck Width: 1 11/16" (at nut) and 2 1/8" (at 12th fret)
  • Crown Radius: 25.4 cm (10'')
  • 20 fret maple fingerboard
  • RIC tailpiece
  • RIC bridge
  • Single-coil pickups
  • Mono and stereo output
  • Schaller Deluxe machine heads
  • Weight: 4.1 kg (9.0 lbs.)

The 4003W has a MSRP of $2159.

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