Dating a rickenbacker
Its unusual length required a short “extension” piece to complete the bass horn.
The production 325 guitars that followed had a body that was shorter by about 1.5 to 2.0 inches. stamped in the elongated jackplate is, a few numbers away from John Lennon’s V81 325 Capri.
2V183; believed to be one of three 330F models produced in 1958; possibly the one pictured on page 184 of Richard Smith book. This striking example has a rich shade of Fireglo and has been well played by its previous owners.
This extremely rare guitar rests in a period-correct archtop HSC that fits perfectly. This guitar is a very clean example in a rich Fireglo finish with a few dings around the unbound edges. Very rare to find a 345 full bodied Rickenbacker from this era in solid condition that plays and sounds great. 1960 Rickenbacker 365F in Fireglo with extended Kauffman vibrola.
This guitar is in near-mint original condition with its original HSC. This is one of the approximately 30 model 325 guitars made by Rickenbacker in 1958, and has survived in excellent shape with its original Two-Tone Brown finish. Along with the early Combo 450 model, the short-scale model 950 is one of the few Rickenbacker guitars with two pickups but one volume and one tone control. This early “Tulip” model – so called because of the shape of the body horns – has the “sax strap” ring and hook. This short-scale model has the least frets of all the short-scale models; as opposed to the 900, 950 and 310-325 models which were short scale with 21 frets, this model is short scale with 18 frets. This transitional 950 is finished in a rare non-traditional dark reddish brown color with a slight burst effect on the sides. It is all original with a short-scale neck, “tulip” body metal truss rod cover and plastic Kluson tuner buttons.
It was so named because it was initially played by a member of a group called the “Polynesians.” See page 147 of (1987) by Richard R. This guitar is in near-mint original condition with its original HSC.
1958 Rickenbacker Capri 325 Autumn Gold – Short Neck Long Body.
1937 Ken Roberts model; dark Brown woodgrain finish; single “horseshoe” type pickup with Kauffman vibrola and metal “Rickenbacher” (with an “h”) badge on pearloid headstock veneer. 1957 Rickenbacker 365 Capri Prototype in Autumnglo.
This guitar was one of the first of a handful of prototype full-scale Capri models made by Rickenbacker in 1957.
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All original with gray “elephant-hide” covered OHSC with red lining in good condition. 1958 Rickenbacker Capri 365 in early Fireglo finish; beautiful ribbon-flamed alder on body front; shows slight playing wear; no cracks or breaks. 1959 Rickenbacker Capri 365 in beautiful shade of burgundy-tinged Fireglo finish; MINT museum-quality guitar looks like it was made yesterday; not a nick, ding, scratch or swirl on it. This guitar was acquired from the son of the original owner. There are several pinholes on the upper bout where some metal letters spelling the owner’s initials used to be. 1959 Rickenbacker Capri 335 in a Tomato Red burst with a beautiful flamey neck; this is a very lightweight guitar in excellent original condition. 1959 Rickenbacker Capri 365 in nicely ambered Fireglo, with highly flamed 3-piece maple neck with original finish; early Ac’cent vibrola and silver HSC.