If there is no color designation, then the color produced was unknown. These guitars are so special conception, sound and look and rare. The lacquered fretboard throws a lot of people off, as do the relatively narrow necks. Udall, it had fallen out of player for depressed nerds 100 free. I hesitated a moment with the 620, which is stereo, but the tone of the body half body convinced me. Model 1000 discontinued 1971, Models 900 and 950 discontinued 1980.
Originally this bass was only available in a Fireglo finish. When I ran the Rickenbacker 360 through a slightly overdriven amp, that's when it dawned on me that this was one of those classic tones The Byrds, Tom Petty, The Beatles. Generally with this system, the first digits before the letter indicate the model series, such as 6 for 600 model guitar. I do not like heavy distortion:-P the sound is very clear, nothing to do with a Fender, it's a particular timbre. The bound body and rosewood fingerboard inlaid with triangular pearloid markers offer rich, retro visuals.
Rickenbacker 360 dating Illinois Wd offers many more information through the 1960s. Subtly updated through the years, this deluxe hollowbody with its special contour around the entire body perimeter is incredibly comfortable. This guitar is available in both right handed and left handed version. Other models phased in these pickups in 1969 and 1970. Sell Your Gear on Reverb 1954 - 1960 Serial Numbers Starting in 1954, Rickenbacker introduced a series of serial number formats that can reveal the approximate year of production of a specific instrument. Should not the wrong hole when the branch because if you plug the cable into the stereo out mono.
But the musicians do not keep in lead guitar Lennon, Pete Townsend, Paul Weller. Metal body models are of little interest, except for the nickel plated models. Controls mounted directly to the top starting in 1969. I've always wanted the 330 in fireglo myself. The second two represent the week of the year. This guitar broke all the rules of traditional styling when it appeared amid the 'British' sound of the 1960's.
A 1966 Rickenbacker 365-6 guitar in Maple-Glo finish. I haven't played the new adjustable Hi Gains. I do not push too much treble, I like his bluesy warm, but it depends on what I play, this guitar offers so many possibilities that it would be a shame to lock on a specific mode. Because of this, they can wear much like a Fender fingerboard. You'll know when you play the right one! The first letter is the year, the second letter is the month. Real production is greater than these numbers indicate.
The codes didn't tell us any specific model information, but it tells us that the instrument was one of the smaller student models. Model G Deluxe Hawaiian discontinued 1957. Combo 420 introduced - same as Combo 425 but no vibrato. It changed the guitar from twelve to six strings or less than twelve strings via a lever that pulled the desired number of the strings down against the frets and in theory out of the way. Given how much Rickenbacker models changed in the '60s though, simply assessing the features of an instrument can tell you in which of the two years it was made.
Below are a few examples: 2V165 was a September 1958 Model 365 2V166 was a September 1958 Model 335 2T388 was a May 1959 Model 330 2T417 was an August 1959 Model 360 3V701 was an October 1959 Model 345 3V254 was a December 1958 Model 375 As so many times during the earlier periods, there are exceptions from the serial numbering system shown above. The two pickups were moved to have the same location as a Fender Jazz bass. The original guitar has small and smooth chrome turners. The classic Rickenbacker pickup that produces sound most associated with Rickenbackers. The pickup upgrades installed by the previous owner must have had an impact, because I've played other Rickenbackers at music stores before, and none of them had the precisely right sound this one had.
The neck pickup provides many possibilities thanks to a small control that filters low frequencies. In the end the looks of the 360 won me over. Serial Numbers Serial Number Guide Below are some guidelines and help for you who are interested to find out the age of your Rickenbacker instrument. Pickguard changed from back-painted gold Acrylic to a solid white pickguard. That is, the space between the strings is less than it is on most guitars.
Dating the guitar is a design dating back to rock and hana. Copyright 1995-2002 all rights reserved. For pop music or ambient stuff this guitar will sound right for you. Model 325 re-introduced in 1984. If you can´t date your instrument using this table, please. Rickenbacker guitars are pretty quirky. I have a Ric 360 6 string and the neck is definitely on the larger side.
Features: Black bound Padouk fingerboard, 9 black dot inlays, black hardware, black old style knobs, black pickguard and truss rod cover, block binding, Jetglo finished body and neck. A master preset allows tone and volume settings to be accessed instantly with a toggle. Two single coil pickups on a full size body are accented by a traditionally shaped sound hole. It also happened that a vibrato model could end up with a 'T' in the number as well as a 'V' on non-vibrato models. The Model that has the serial number mentioned was a Model 360F made in July 1960. The Rickenbacker 360 Carl Wilson 6 string guitar is set-in neck guitar, and the neck set in to the body very short, so that the neck has thicker heel and the neck pickup has placed in a very top position.