(SOLD) Rickenbacker 330 Jetglo 1997
Ric 330, Jetglo, made in USA 1997. This is one stylish character, there's no doubt about that. This one dates to the mid 1990s and has a bit of honest play wear around the edges, which adds some streetsmarts to the tuxedo aesthetic. It's got a slim, round neck and a resonant, lightweight body, so it's an easy player and feels very lively in the hands. The Hi-Gain single coil pickups deliver a thing all their own: jangly, snappy sweetness on the top, but with an assertive P-90ish midrange that with a massive percussive kick. It's absolutely perfect for Brit-rock stuff, it's such a satisfying thing. These are tricky to find in Australia seldom hang around long on the wall, so do yourself a favour and just send it. 330 > 420.
Model: Rickenbacker 330
Made: Feb 1997, USA (serial N08861)
Finish: Jetglo (gloss black)
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 minor dimples and scuffs on the end and some light rub wear around the tuners on the back and front. The neck has a minor chip in the finish only on the back behind the 7th fret approx, as well some minor dimples and rub wear up and down the back on the neck. The back has widespread light scuffs around the whole body, as well as surface scratches on the top horn and bottom edge near the jack. The sides have minor scuffs and dimples around the whole body, there's plenty of small marks but no major issues. The front has widespread light scuffs around the whole body, plus some dimples around the bridge, near the not-F hole and on the top horn, as well as some standard play wear on both horns and the guard. Overall: good condition (7/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, intonation is good, action is low, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets are pretty even with no major buzz issues, there's some normal wear though, 7/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 10/46s Moonshiners strings.