12 string guitars always sound impressive – and the Italia Rimini 12 string guitars look impressive too! With its smooth, flat fingerboard and extra string spacing, Italia think this is the easiest playing 12 string available today. Italia didn't stop there – They wanted it to be the easiest to tune as well, and with our unique 6+6 headstock tuning key layout and design we have created the benchmark for all future 12 string guitars.
Available with Wilkinson 'vintage voiced' Wilkinson mini humbucking pickups and, adding the icing on the cake for that stylish f-hole semi-solid body, just check out that amazing the smooth black version and their beautiful figured backs and necks... these guitars are a real stairway to (rock 'n' roll) heaven! Specifications
Body: Double cutaway f-hole solid, ash veneer
Neck: Maple, bolt-on
Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson vintage voiced SoapbaR Humbuckers, Alnico V
Tailpiece: Italia Stop Bar
Controls: 2 x Volume, Master Tone
Headstock: Unique 6+6 semi-slotted design
Frets: 22 medium jumbo
Inlays: Pearloid block with abalone dot
Incl. Tax: £599.00 ( £499.17 ex VAT)Add to Wishlist
WOW!!! Review by Julian
I'll be honest. I've always had a soft spot for Rickenbacker 330/360s, but they don't suit the music I play, so I never invested... Now I can afford it, but I still can't really justify spending nearly £2k on a guitar that, really, is going to be spending most of it's life round the house. Then I got wind of these Italias. Hmm, ~£400? I can live with that.
OK... it's gotta be 'fireglo'...well, cherry sunburst is close enough. Damn! Out of stock... black or blue pearl? Decisions, decisions... blue pearl it is - well, I'm the shy and retiring type, so I like my guitars to be a little outrageous for me. Placed the order @ 13.57 yesterday. In the time between placing the order & it reaching the guys in the shop (~20mins - that's quick) someone is in the shop handing over the cash for MY blue pearl! One of the chaps rings me as all this is happening. If only I could make a snap decision! Damn. He informed me of my Model T option - any colour as long as it's black ;)
If what I was told yesterday is correct, there were only two left in store, both black and now one of them is sitting on my sofa. If you've got this far, then you're obviously interested in one of these? Well, I cannot fault it in any way. Breathtaking guitar. If you have the money, phone in now and buy it... if it's still there. They aren't expecting any more until June, apparently. Maybe, by then I'll have talked myself into getting a 6 string one, too?
By the way, it arrived this morning at about 11 am. Great guitar, great price, great service, and the chap I spoke to (sorry, I forgot your name) was a joy to deal with.
Right, you'll have to excuse me, I've got a beard and long hair to grow.
Peace (man) :) (Posted on 09/03/2012)