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 Post subject: Tom Petty's personal 660/12
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:43 pm 
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I have some questions about it, I hope you guys can help!

1. Is it a prototype?
2. What year was it made?
3. What's the serial number?
4. Does it have a ROS jack?
5. Did he have a 6 string version of it too?

Thank You :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Petty's personal 660/12
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:07 pm 
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The search engine is your friend:
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 Post subject: Re: Tom Petty's personal 660/12
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:17 pm 
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Thank you Scott! :)

I saw that thread last night before I posted, and it doesn't have any of the info in it I'm looking for. It seems to be mostly about Mike's 620/12.


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Petty's personal 660/12
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:34 am 
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Um, if you are talking about the guitar Tom Petty is holding on the cover of the Damn the Torpedoes album, it is Mike's guitar.

If you are talking about the current Tom Petty model, that is, of course, a different guitar.

From https://reverb.com/news/tom-petty-descr ... -interview :

"Can you tell me how your signature 660/12TP model came about? It had the shape that’s been associated with you since you appeared on the cover of the Damn The Torpedoes album [1979] with Mike’s solid 620/12."

"They approached me about doing a signature model, and yeah, they wanted to use that solidbody one. So I said OK, here’s what I’d do. I would make the neck a little bit wider because in the old ones, when you get down near the end, it can be really hard to fit all your fingers in, you know? So I had them expand the neck just a little bit. It made it a lot nicer. And, really, I just added a few little decorative appointments to it, like the checkerboard binding on the front. I think they made about a thousand of those. Then they just took my name off and kept making them, you know?"


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Petty's personal 660/12
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:01 pm 
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Thanks again Scott, much appreciated.

Royce :)


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