(SOLD) Rickenbacker 330 Fireglo 2016
Rickenbacker 330, fireglo finish, made in USA 2016. The 330 is a classic shape, no other guitar looks quite like it. The not-quite-F-hole, art deco angles, lacquered fretboard and classy lines have a distinctive 1960s aesthetic. The fireglo finish sets the whole thing off perfectly too, it's delightful. Plug this in and try and resist playing big open rhythm parts if you can... it absolutely nails the Brit-rock sound and eats up an expansive six note chord. There's a fun balance of chime and girth, with a detailed grainy midrange that lends heaps of definition and attack. The neck is slim and sturdy and the body is nice and light, it's got a particular feel in the hands but once you're used to it, it's pretty intuitive. These are tricky to source in Australia, so if you've been waiting for one to pop up, here's your shot at the title.
Model: Rickenbacker 330
Made: 2016, USA (serial 1630680)
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 a dimple on the end and some scuffs on the top edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has some light scuffs on the top horn, a dimple on the edge of the bottom horn and some light scuffs around the back edge from the elbow area right around the to jack area. The sides have some light scuffs on the top horn, a few dimples in the elbow area, some dimples near the jack and on the bottom horn. The front has some light scuffs near the knobs and in the elbow area, a few dimples around the bridge and F-hole and some scuffs from play on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
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 good shape, 8/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.