Brand New Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar
Duplicates the 325 model 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.
For a detailed chronology of the Rickenbacker Model 325's role in the British Invasion, check out Backbeat Books' "Beatles Gear: All The Fab Four's Instruments From Stage to Studio" (SKU #H64162).
Includes hardshell case.
Semi-hollow maple body
1-5/8" nut width
Accent Vibrato tailpiece
3 vintage single-coil pickups
Deluxe Vintage tuners
A thoroughly collectible guitar that is will appeal to tenor guitar players who prefer a shorter scale length.
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2014 Tokai Rebelrockers RG-43 - Tokai's remarkably accurate tribute to the Rickenbacker 330.
On its web page for this model, The Rock Inn music store in Mount Lawley, WAq, explains: It's no secret that Tokai Gakki Japan make copies/clones of the most famous American guitars of the 20th Century. Tokai have also turned their attention also to Rickenbacker, the American Electric Guitar pioneer, making remarkably accurate copies of their more iconic models, and RIC were not best pleased. To this day, it is very rare to see Rickenbacker copies in the United States where RIC rightfully guard their trademarks much more stringently that Fender of Gibson ever did.
These modern-day Tokai copies are found in proliferation through Europe and Japan, and thankfully so, as RIC, being essentially a low-volume boutique manufacturer, turn out comparatively few guitars per year and even fewer are made to export. This leaves the RIC lover in Australia very low of options.
To buy brand new, if you can find someone who's importing them, will cost you in excess of $3000. Not a small spend. However, it has to be said, even from a regular player (and devotee) of Rickenbacker instruments, that these Tokai guitars are astonishingly close, aesthetically, sonically and from the perspective of sheer playability, and for a fraction of the price.
Branded 'RebelRocker' in Australia, due to the exceedingly cheeky European branding 'Rockinbetter' not being used here in Aus (can't think why...), these guitars represent a serious option for the lover of that signature RIC tone. Has to be heard to be believed.
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