Turqoise 1997 Rickenbacker 360 (consignment) SOLD

Comments Rickenbacker has a unique position in guitar history, having produced some of the very earliest true electric instruments – specifically, the ‘frying pan’ steel guitars of 1931. Rickenbacker instruments are quite distinctive visually and tonally; the chime of the Riki 12 on so many hit pop records and the bite of the Riki Bass are immediately recognisable. However, the company has resisted the temptation to grow for growth’s sake and has maintained production in its Santa Ana, California plant.

This Turqoise 1997 Rickenbacker 360 is an interesting piece. Ricks are rare enough, but the turqoise colour is unusual and quite attractive – and in excellent condition.

A standard feature on the 360 is the two output jacks – Standard and Rick-O-Sound. The Standard jack functions as any normal output jack, while the Rick-O-Sound jack is what’s called ‘Stereo’ on some other brands. When used with a special cable, each pickup can be fed to a separate amplifier or mixer channel.

Serial Number P0 8581, built during March of 1997 in Santa Ana, California.
Pricing $1650.00 CAD with original case.
Neck Maple neck with bound, lacquered rosewood fingerboard; slash position markers. 24.75 inch scale length, 1.63 inch nut width.
Frets Original frets with negligible wear.
Body Maple body – the classic Rickenbacker 360 body has a unique shape and one slash soundhole. The top section of the body is routed from a block of maple, and the back is another flat maple piece glued on and bound. This allows the very rounded top edge.
Finish Gloss turqoise lacquer finish in very good condition.
Hardware/electronics All original hardware. Schaller mini tuners, classic R tailpiece, chrome bridge with cover, chrome covers on Hi-Gain pickups; pickup selector, individual volume and tone controls and mixer control. As with most 360s, this has two output jacks, standard and Rick-O-Sound.
Playability/Action This guitar plays really well, and it is very well balanced.
Case Original Rickenbacker case included.

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