Mike McCready’s Rickenbacker 660-12TP

Mike received this gutiar as a gift from Tom Petty sometime in the early 90s and used it to record the song “Not for You” from Pearl Jam’s 1994 album Vitalogy.

The guitar is Tom’s own signature model which he developed together with Rickenbacker in the late 80s.

Tom Petty sent me this amazing 12-string Rickenbacker, and Not for You was the first time I used it. It was like a Christmas present. One day it just showed up at my door. I called him up and thanked him. But it’s a cool song – an Eddie song.

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