rickenbacker 325 c58

An exact replica of John Lennon’s first 325.
Just like the guitar Lennon purchased in Hamburg in 1960. It features a semi-hollowbody sculpted of solid alder, the gold nameplate and pickguard, gold-on-brown knobs, elongated jack plate, and Kauffman Vibrola. Includes hardshell case.

Features
Exact replica of John Lennon’s 1958 325
Hollow body sculpted of solid alder
Gold nameplate and pickguard
Gold-on-brown knobs
Elongated jack plate
Kauffman Vibrola

rickenbacker 325 c64

Duplicates the Model 325 as produced in 1964.
The British Invasion of 1964 initiated a rise in popularity of the Model 325. The Model 325C64 duplicates the Model 325 as produced in 1964—complete with semi-hollow maple body, reshaped body and headstock, 3 vintage-style single-coil pickups, Deluxe Vintage tuners, and Accent Vibrato. Includes hardshell case.

 

Features
Semi-hollow maple body
21 frets
20-3/4″ scale
1-5/8″ nut width
Rosewood fingerboard
Dot markers
Accent Vibrato tailpiece
Set neck
3 vintage single-coil pickups
Deluxe Vintage tuners

rickenbacker 325 copy for sale

This is a drop-dead beautiful Fernandez copy of a Rickenbacker 325 made in the1980’s. These guitars are no longer manufactured in Japan.

Replicating Lennon’s 325, this guitar features a genuine Bigsby B5 vibrato system, vintage strap end pins, genuine Bigsby Bowtie bridge, 3/4 size neck scale, hollow body construction, JetGlo (black) finish, 3 genuine Rickenbacker toaster pickups with slotted corner screws, Grover Sta-Tite tuners, elongated jack plate (like Lennon’s), slotted screws on the neck plate, jack plate, and tuners (all like Lennon’s), genuine Ric CTS potentiometers 330K ohm (volume and tone controls), genuine Ric 3 position, toggle switch, genuine Ric Switchcraft USA mono-phone jack, Burns knobs, Pyramid 11 gauge strings made in Germany (like Lennon’s), Rickenbacker 325 hard case.

The guitar is in excellent-excellent condition. It plays fast up and down the neck. If you’re a Lennon fan, this guitar is meant for you! See our GUITAR PICS page for more photos.

 

rickenbacker 325 copy

Shipping is 130 USD to following destination U.S.A, Canada, Australia and western Europe. If
you can are from East Europe or South American, you need pay $150.00.
Once payment has been confirmed, your item will be shipped within 2-3 business days.
Usually, it will take 7-12 days to U.S.A and Australia.
Shipping way is EMS
PACKAGE
This guitar is sold without case, but will be securely packaged and shipped in a molded foam
container. We provide high quality case and bag.
If you need the hard case , more $65.00 is necessary(including the shipping cost).
RETURN POLICY
We accept return if you are not 100% satisfied with the quality of your purchase,or if the
product arrived to you in a damaged condition. Unsatisfied customers may ship the product
back immediately with the original packaging within 3 days. We will send your refund the
product fee as soon as I receive the item.
PARTERNER PLAN
If you are a wholesaler, please contact us for more details. We are now cooperating with
international wholesalers from U.S.A and Australia. You can ask for the guitar pics and sell
our products on your site/ID. When order conformed, we can help you ship the item(s) to the
buyer directly.

rickenbacker 325 ebay

EEUC, The Beatles guitar! Special Edition replica of John Lennon’s Rickenbacker 325. I also have The Beatles Rock Band game for sale along with all other Rock Band accessories and other games. All in excellent condition coming from a smoke/pet free home. Kids have simply outgrown them all. Thank you for looking and please check out my other listings to accompany this one!

 

rickenbacker 325 for sale

Body Type Semi-Hollow
No. Frets 21
Scale Length 52.7 cm (20.75”)
Neck Width at Nut 41.9 mm (1.65”)
Neck Width at 12th Fret 49.2 mm (1.93”)
Crown Radius 18.42 cm (7.25”)
Body Wood Alder
Neck Wood Alder
Fingerboard Wood Rosewood
Weight 2.3 kg (5.0 lbs.)
Overall Length 87.6 cm (34.5”)
Overall Width 32.4 cm (12.75”)
Overall Depth 50.8 mm (2.03”)
Neck Binding No
Fret Marker Style Dot
Tailpiece Kauffman Vib-rola
Bridge Vintage repro roller
Neck Type Set-in
No. of Pickups 3
Type of Pickups Vintage Single Coil Toaster Top™
Output Type Mono
Machine Heads Sta-Tite reproduction

rickenbacker 325 guitar

Duplicates the Model 325 as produced in 1964.
The British Invasion of 1964 initiated a rise in popularity of the Model 325. The Model 325C64 duplicates the Model 325 as produced in 1964—complete with semi-hollow maple body, reshaped body and headstock, 3 vintage-style single-coil pickups, Deluxe Vintage tuners, and Accent Vibrato. Includes hardshell case.
Features
Semi-hollow maple body
21 frets
20-3/4″ scale
1-5/8″ nut width
Rosewood fingerboard
Dot markers
Accent Vibrato tailpiece
Set neck
3 vintage single-coil pickups
Deluxe Vintage tuners

rickenbacker 325 jetglo

Year: 1969
Manufacturer: Rickenbacker
Model: 325
Case: Original Hard
Color: Jetglo
Condition: Very Good
Description: Wow, talk about a rare bird. This is a 100% original jetglo 1969 Rickenbacker 325 with a SOLIDTOP. Yes, that’s right, this is just like Lennon’s 325 that he started using on the 2nd Ed Sullivan Show and the movie “A Hard Day’s Night.” This is NOT a refin, this is NOT a conversion. This is the real thing. NO breaks, cracks, or repairs. NO issues, this guitar is perfection. This guitar is featured on my YouTube channel with over 50,000 views!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC2u0Bwd22s&feature=channel_video_title This is the holy grail for all you Beatle fans and collectors. You will not find another, especially in this condition. Overally very good condition. There are scratches which are mostly on the back which do not go through the finish, so they do not photograph well. But the guitar is very clean overall. The neck profile is perfect and classic vintage Rickenbacker. The 3 toaster pickups have that vintage tone that the reissues can’t touch. Plug this into a vintage Vox AC30 and you absolutely NAILS that classic Beatles tone and vibe. The Accent tremolo stays in tune even with heavy whammy use. Perfect neck angle with super low action. Great fret life with a super comfy fast neck. The guitar originally came with silver top knobs which are included, BUT it will come with authentic matched set of VINTAGE bakelite knobs from the early 60’s. These knobs alone are impossible to find, they are NOT the cheap looking plastic ones found on the reissues. Of course the original case is included. The pots date to ’68, but it has a ’69 serial number. The treble cap is still intact. All solder joints are 100% original and untouched. “325” is faintly written under the small pickguard. The trem is 100% original evidenced by the lack of extra holes for any other type of tailpiece (this is NOT a 320 that was converted). The pickup routes are 100% correct and original (this is NOT a 315 that was converted) It is obvious from looking at the guitar that an f hole never existed, this came stock from Ric with a SOLID TOP just like Lennon’s. Only a few solidtop jetglo 325’s are known to exist from the 60’s, and this is one of them. The only way you could find another is if you could convince Yoko to sell hers…..

rickenbacker 325 lennon

Much has been said and speculated about the 1958 Rickenbacker 325 used by John Lennon during the initial rise to fame of the Beatles. Perhaps what makes the famous ‘Hamburg’ 325 so interesting is the amount of speculation regarding such issues as it’s original configuration, it’s modification, the refinish, alleged theft, and current whereabouts.

The first thing that most people notice is that the guitar has no sound hole or elevated pickguard unlike almost every vintage or modern hollow-bodied Ric you’ll ever see. If you examine examples of Rickenbacker’s very first capris from 1958 you’ll notice that they have only a single lucite control plate. It was towards the end of ’58 that elevated pickguards were introduced. The run of 325’s were produced very early in ’58. The lack of soundhole on Lennon’s 325 is harder to explain, but the feeling is that soundholes were not on the first few 325’s but were quickly introduced as a visual indicator that the 325’s were hollow. Without actually picking one up and feeling the exceptionally light weight, due to the alder body and extensive internal routing, they give every appearance of being a solidbody, and hence lower quality instrument.

Next, if you compare Lennon’s 325 to almost every other known example of ’58 325 you’ll notice that it is unusual in having 4 controls. Most original 325’s have only 2 rotary controls and 1 pickup selector. The reason for this can be found in the ‘Rickenbacker’ book by Richard R. Smith. On page 162 and 163 it is noted that “the first 325 guitars had a single pickup selector switch, a volume control, and a tone control. However, later in 1958, the factory refitted the 325’s still in Rickenbacker’s inventory with two tone controls and two volume controls.” Due to the low position of the existing two controls it can be assumed that the two additional potentiometers were added above the existing two using the same ‘single’ lucite plate. This would also explain the ‘skewed’ placement of the controls on Lennon’s. The new Rickenbacker standard Rogan (stove) type knobs were likely installed in the process. Here we have another answer, John’s 325 was one of the retrofitted two control 1958 325’s.

Mr. F. C. Hall, of Rickenbacker, recalled four 325’s going to Hamburg. One was sold to West German dealer Walter Hofner at a Chicago trade show in 1959, and in October 1958, Rickenbacker shipped three maple finish 325’s to Framus Werke in West Germany. John’s guitar was one of these three. Shipping documents still in existance, confirm it.

Aside from the famous ownership it is, in itself, an extremely rare guitar. It was one of only eight natural finish 325’s made in 1958. It also is a solid top (no ‘f’ soundhole) which was not standard for the new 325 Capris. The other examples of ’58 325’s that are known to exist today all have a 2 O’clock ‘f’ hole, except for one natural finish model which appears to have been made alongside Lennon’s. John’s (and the other natural finish model) has an elongated jack plate of the type normally found on Combo type instruments. The reason being that the small jackplates we see in use on Rickenbacker’s were introduced in 1958. For the first few guitars made, they appear to have been unavailable and so production ‘made do’ by using the existing longer plates but without the strap screw normally found on combos. Less than 10 instruments have this oddity. By about ‘V90’ the new square plates are in use. The serial number of Lennon’s 325 – ‘V81’ is an interesting recent addition to our knowledge. It makes Lennon’s the 2nd production Capri made. ‘V80’ being the start of production for ’58.

The fact that Lennon’s was still sitting in inventory late in ’58 while many of the other 2 control models had apparently been sold makes one wonder whether Rickenbacker was unsure of what to do with these unusual early versions (prototypes?) with no soundhole. The 2nd unit produced and yet still in stock months later. Facilitating it’s use in at least one trade show that year. Suddenly an order for 4 325’s just like the one seen at the show….off they go to Germany…problem solved. Guitar history takes a turn. All of these features make it an extremely unusual instrument indeed, some say the most valuable guitar on the planet…..