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Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo Black Hardware, 1988

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Few of us here have seen one of  these before – a Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo from 1988 with black tuners, pickguards, strap pins and tailpiece! Even the body, sound hole and neck binding is black.

Introduced in 1958 as a Roger Rossmeisl design and available in a variety of colours, the Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo finish is a gloss black treatment on a Maple body and neck. The original design for the 300 series guitars builds the body from two sections of Maple. The top cap is given an external shape, then the interior is routed out from the back to create a hollow cavity. After bracing and shaping, a flat Maple back is put on and on some models, the join is bound (there is no binding on the 330). This is why 360 body binding tends to be on the sound holes and back, only.  The neck is built up of two sections of Maple with a center Walnut section, aiding stability and a 24-fret Rosewood fingerboard is added with triangle position markers and, almost specific to Rickenbacker, a  gloss finish.   360 necks are bound, and this one is too, but the binding is black and not really visible.  

This Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo was built during October of 1988 and is in good overall shape, with light finish checking, wear and a few small marks and chips to the finish. Fret wear is very light. As a relatively modern 360, it carries Hi-Gain pickups, a pickup blend control (the fifth, smaller knob) and is wired to provide both standard Mono and Ric-O-Sound ‘Stereo’ outputs. The six-saddle aluminum bridge is adjustable for height and tilt, and each saddle can be moved for intonation.  

The Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo is a very comfortable guitars to play,  and the light weight and pronounced rounding on the top edges make for a more enjoyable playing experience – it doesn’t dig into the player’s forearm!

This very cool, unusual guitar plays well and is sold with a non-original teardrop hard shell case.


 

Price: $3,250.00 CAD
  • Model: 360
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Jetglo / Black Hardware
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: J1 6441 Built October of 1988 at Santa Ana CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 02/02/2021

  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.392lbs 3.36kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 41.32mm 1.625in
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