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Carl Wilson Limited Edition - 2/3/2000

360CW and 360/12CW Guitar
Santa Ana, California February 3, 2000: 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 Toaster Top™pickups with 7.4K ohm coils
Dual mono parallel output
Vintage reissue silver Tolex guitar case

U.S. Suggested List Price

360CW US$ 1999
360/12CW US$ 2149

Visit the Beach Boys website at: www.beachboysfanclub.com

*** Completed Limited Edition

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