6012-RB Sweet Sixteen
- The rebirth years: 1988-2002
- First registered year
- Last registered year
- Body width
- Maple with Spruce top
A smaller, 16-inch-bodied take on the Rancher formula from the pre-Fender years, the Sweet Sixteen was offered in 2002 and 2003 in several colors. The RB was the finished in Regal Blue.
All Sweet Sixteen models featured a solid spruce top, maple back and sides, the traditional Rancher triangular soundhole, multiple layers of binding and X-bracing.
Color choices mirrored the Hot Rod models of the time. Aside from the RB, other choices were Natural, Purple, Tangerine, Black, Anniversary-style two-tone Smoke Green, Gretsch Orange, Tobacco Sunburst and Candy Apple Red.