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Rickenbacker 381v69 Jetglo, 2013

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This spectacular and rare 2013 Rickenbacker 381V69 six string wearing a JetGlo – Gloss Black – finish is in near perfect condition!  The Rickenbacker 381V69 reproduces the 1969 version of the 381, originally introduced in 1957 and built until 1963, and again from 1969 to 1974 with the modern two-level pickguard used here. This model is also available in a 12 string version.

The Rickenbacker 381v69 design, originally the Model 381 was created by Roger Rossmeisl, a German luthier who emigrated to the USA to work for Gibson during 1953. This arrangement didn’t last long at all, and by 1954 Rossmeisl had taken a ‘Vacation’ and moved to Los Angeles where he was hired by Francis Hall at Rickenbacker. Here, he created many of the designs Rickenbacker still offers. Rossmeisl later left Rickenbacker for Fender, and was responsible for the Telecaster Thinline. Roger Rossmeisl ultimately returned to Germany and died in Berlin during 1979. 

This Rickenbacker 381V69 example dates to the 32nd week of 2013 – September 1 to 8 – and does not appear to have been played more than a few minutes. It has clearly spent most of its time in its case, a silver rectangular Rickenbacker model.

View the  wiring diagram for this guitar, and the parts listings.


This Rickenbacker 381V69 is sold with its original silver-toned rectangular hard shell case.

Rickenbacker 381v69 Specifications:

 

  • Body Type: Semi-Acoustic
  • No. Frets: 21
  • Scale Length: 62.9 cm (24 3/4”)
  • Neck Width at Nut: 41.4 mm (1.63”)
  • Neck Width at 12th Fret: 49.05 mm (1 .931”)
  • Crown Radius: 25.4 cm (10”)
  • Body Wood: Charactered Maple
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
  • Weight: 4.1 kg (9.0 lbs.)
  • Overall Length: 99.1 cm (39”)
  • Overall Width: 38.7 cm (15 1/4”)
  • Overall Depth: 63.5 mm (2 1/2”)
  • Neck Binding: Yes
  • Fret Marker Style: Triangle
  • Tailpiece: ”R”
  • Bridge: 6-way
  • Neck Type: Set-in
  • No. of Pickups: 2
  • Type of Pickups: Vintage Single Coil Toaster Top™
  • Output Type: Stereo and Mono
  • Machine Heads: Deluxe Vintage

 

Price: $4,999.99 CAD
  • Model: 381v69
  • Year: 2013
  • Finish JetGlo
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 13 36814 built first week of September 2013 Santa Ana CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 25/01/2021

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.8lbs 4kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 41.4mm 1.73in
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