1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri

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John Lennon 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri

A significant piece of music history. It’s not like a STRAT, a television announcer, a Les Paul, or any other legendary Musical Instruments. When you see such a guitar, you immediately think of one and only a guitarist: John Winston lennon.

 

Rickenbacker guitars were founded in 1931 by Adolph Rickenbacker and George Beauchamp (pronounced Beechum).

 

The company started with the stove It was a con steel guitar U and directed by Beauchamp. He presented a magnetic sensor horseshoe that surrounded the strings. The body was round the neck like a long handle.

 

Wire the years Rickenbacker (which changed its spelling) has produced some of the finest and most recognized guitars in the world. included the 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri

 

A leading designer who came to work for Rickenbacker was Roger Rossmeisl. He learned his trade working with his father, Wenzel Rossmeisl. Wenzel founded Roger Guitars in Germany and manufactured fine archtop hollow body guitars quality. In fact Wenzel Rossmeisl e may have been the leading manufacturer of electric guitar in post-war Germany.

 

Roger moved to the United States in 1952 and immediately went to work for several manufacturers remarkable guitar.

 

While in Germany, Roger had contacted Ted McCarty and was offered a job with Gibson. After conflicts with society, Rossmeisl left and was offered a job by Paul Barth, who ran for Rickenbacker Francis C. Hall.

 

Rossmeisl Rickenbacker stayed with for eight years before being hired by Fender. Rossmeisl was also a bit of history with Semie Mosley and Mosrite guitars. Rossmeisl became well known in the industry for the German Carve. This is an exclusion beveled perimeter around guitars that makes up guitars stand out.

 

It was Rossmeisl which was responsible for many of the most famous Rickenbacker models and is responsible for the 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which was the guitar we most associate with the young John Lennon. This is the guitar he played when many of us first saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show.

 

1958 rickenbacker 325 – was the first in a series of Rickenbacker published in 1958, the hollow-body guitar.

 

Rickenbacker uses No.0 for the  ending on all guitars at full scale.  Short neck scale was end in No.5 .

 

Neck on 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri guitar John Lennon was extremely short for a single 20 3/4 “nut to the saddle. Cutting plans are representative of a crescent moon design. Though the body seems solid, it was in fact hollow carved Alder. Rickenbackers Many are carved from a piece of wood and the top hair and vo hauled or flat. This guitar has a flat top without or Alder es. guitar Lennon was one of the first batch did. later models after 1958 boasted a rosette. 

 

 

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