Rickenbacker vintage dating
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.Guitar body, flamed 3-piece maple neck and electronics original.Restored with neck reset, new repro Kluson tuners, toaster pickup covers and Kauffman vibrola; restoration included new fingerboard with crushed pearl inlays; period-correct HSC. This guitar was acquired from the son of the original owner. Note the original Ac’cent vibrato and roller bridge. This guitar was acquired from a relative of the original owner – who evidently did not play it very much. If John Lennon had played a full-scale Capri, this might well have been his choice.It has an extremely attractive flame-maple butcher-block style top with single gold pickguard, Combo-style pickup selector switch and tone selector switch, volume and tone knobs and a Kauffman vibrola.
Unlike the full scale Capris that followed, it is distinguished by a Combo-style wiring and one-piece neck with no middle “walnut” stripe, an extra-long “crescent” soundhole, first introduced on this guitar, and a wooden cap on the neck heel that extends over the body binding. This guitar is identified as a 1957 model and depicted in a color photo on page 104 of “” (1987) by Richard R. This guitar is in near-mint original condition with its OHSC.
The finish color is a very mellow “dusty rose” shade of Fireglo. It is in museum quality collector condition with its original trapeze tailpiece. 1960 Rickenbacker Capri 360 in beautiful Fireglo finish; guitar is in very nice shape with slight weatherchecking on back bottom; original trapeze tailpiece; formerly in personal collection of Dave Rogers of Dave’s Guitar Shop. 1960 Rickenbacker Capri 365 in deep red ambered Fireglo; very clean guitar in very nice shape, showing very little playing wear; with roller bridge and Kauffman vibrola. This guitar came to me stripped of its original finish and redone in a mottled brown color.