(SOLD) Rickenbacker 330 Fireglo 2011
Rickenbacker 330, fireglo finish, made in USA 2011. I love a 330, they're one of the best looking classic models going around. This one dates to 2011 and is in very tidy condition. The rich fireglo finish looks outstanding: it's a vibrant cherry-lipstick red around the edges and a warm winter hearth orange in the middle, and the classic Ric details like the R-tailpiece, gloss rosewood board, big horns and not-F-hole always look like a million bucks. The neck is a slim at the nut but with a deep rounded D shape, typical of a Ric for those familiar, and it's comfy and agreeable once you get used to it. The tone on offer is pretty unmistakable: a girthy jangle, if such a thing can exist. There's a thick rounded bass response paired with a chiming, shimmery treble and a chewy, expressive midrange. Nothing does big classic open chord rock rhythm parts like a 330, it's very satisfying. Needless to say, there's not many around these parts, so be quick.
Model: Rickenbacker 330
Made: 2011, USA (serial 1127372)
Finish: Fireglo, gloss nitro
Body: laminate maple, semi hollow, thinline depth
Neck: 3-ply maple/walnut/maple, 24.75" scale, 10" radius
Pickups: Rickenbacker Hi-Gain single coil x2
Case: Rickenbacker deluxe ABS hard case
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some dimples on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has some minor scuffs in the elbow area, bottom corner and middle of the body, as well as some dimples along the back edge. The front has some dimples on the top horn, elbow area and near the jack. The front has some dimples in the elbow area and around the tailpiece and some play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, intonation is good, action is low, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets are in reasonable shape with normal wear but no major buzz issues, 7/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.