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rickenbacker 325v59

This model is a vintage reissue of the guitar John Lennon bought in Hamburg 1960. John´s guitar was a 1958 model Capri 325. Originally it had two control knobs but was upgraded to four knobs in 1959 before being shipped to Hamburg. The original guitar had a single gold pickguard and a Kauffman Vibrato tailpiece. John replaced the Kauffman with a Bigsby Vibrato tailpiece. He also had a Bigsby bridge, while the 325V59 has a Rickenbacker bridge. This reissue model has double pickguards and a Bigsby tailpiece. It´s also equipped with TV-style control knobs, just like the original guitar.