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Rickenbacker 330 Ruby Red Thinline Electric, 2014

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Here is a lovely Rickenbacker 330 Ruby Red thinline electric, in very nice original and complete condition (including the bridge cover!), dating to the third week of April 2014. Like all other Rics it was built at the Santa Ana, California facility.

The Rickenbacker 330 design dates back to the late 1950’s when Roger Rossmeisl created a number of forward-looking designs including the Cresting Wave chambered body and slash soundholes.

On this Rickenbacker 330 Ruby Red, the finish really stands out and shows off the contours, without being overly dramatic or flashy; it’s really quite well done. This guitar is presently strung with standard 10-46 strings and plays well. The light weight is always welcome, and it has a great resonance from the chambered, braced body. Like other 330s, this model is only wired in Mono, and uses the High Gain single coil pickups. Tuners are Schaller M6 Minis, in Chrome.   Overall, this guitar is in good clean condition with a couple of small finish chips at the top of the head, and some light pressure marks of ‘buckle rash’ type on the back. 

The original Ric-branded, molded hard shell case is included.

Rickenbacker’s involvement in guitar construction began in the 1920’s, when Adolph Richenbacher’s metal shop was contracted to create metal bodies and aluminum cones for the revolutionary three-cone resophonic guitars designed by John Dopyera and George Duchamp and their new company, the National String Instrument Corporation. Eventually, Rickenbacher began producing their own guitars, including some of the very first production ‘Spanish’ style electrics, such as the 1935 Ken Roberts model and the Electro Model B, which is perhaps the very first solidbody electric Spanish style guitar to reach production. The term ‘Spanish’ refers to the way the guitar is held, distinct from lap or Hawaiian style instruments.


 

Price: $3,450.00 CAD
  • Model: 330
  • Year: 2014
  • Finish Ruby Red
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 14 17767, dated to April 21-25 2014 at Santa Ana CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 25/11/2021

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.744lbs 3.52kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 41.4mm 1.63in
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