Rickenbacker 330 Mapleglo 1994
Ric 330, Mapleglo finish, made in USA in August 1994. We're seldom blessed with Rics in this part of the world, but my oh my, it's hard to think of a better looking stage guitar than a big old 330. This one is in remarkable shape, it's weathered the decades beautifully with barely a knock to show for it. The natural finish is a delight: the grain pattern of the maple is fairly even and wide and meanders around majestically; it's very pretty indeed. The neck is perfectly straight and in great order; the three piece construction keeps it super rigid and resonant. It's a moderate width and depth and surprisingly natural in the hands; once you get strumming it's hard to stop. The Hi-Gain pickups deliver a snappy, defined tone that's perfect for vintage cleans but also enjoys a generous dose of gain; there's an excellent balance of eloquent diction and growly aggression. This arrived case-less, so we've paired it with a brand new deluxe hard case that's a good fit. Better practise your British invasion riffs quicksmart!
Model: Rickenbacker 330
Made: 1994, USA (serial H78065)
Finish: Mapleglo (natural gloss)
Body: laminate maple, semi hollow
Neck: 3-ply maple/walnut/maple, 24.75" scale, 10" radius
Pickups: Rickenbacker Hi Gain single coils
Case: new non-original paisley hardcase, 335 shape, good fit and excellent quality
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor marks on the end. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has some very light scuffs and minor dimples, but no major marks. The sides have a few very minor dimples but no major marks. The front is very tidy, just some light oxidation on the pickup surrounds, minor dimples and light play wear on the guard and top horn. 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. Frets have minor wear, they're in great shape for the age and have no major buzz issues, 7/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 10/46s Moonshiners strings.