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Rickenbacker Model 365 Capri Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1961)
Rickenbacker Model 365 Capri Model Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1961), made in Los Angeles, California, serial # AF 460, Fireglo red sunburst finish, maple body, laminated maple neck with padouk fingerboard, original grey/green hard shell case.
Overall length is 39 3/4 in. (101 cm.), 15 in. (38.1 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.). A excellent playing example of an early 1960's "transitional" early Rickenbacker Capri in good original condition overall-there is some definite playwear but still a very attractive instrument. The fingerboard shows divoting in the lower position and has been refretted in period correct style with a new bone nut; there is still some original lacquer left but much of it is worn away. There is a LOT of finish worn away from the back of the neck-somebody played this guitar extensively, and it shows mostly in this region which is down to the maple on both sides.
By comparison there is some wear to the body, small dings and chips with a bit of touch-up and some light very fine checking. The early Fireglo finish overall is bright and vibrant, with a lovely deep pinkish/rose color without a lot of fade. This is an excellent playing guitar with the typical slim 1960's Rickenbacker neck and an excellent neck angle, often a sore point for these early Capris. All the hardware and electronics are original with pots dated the 3rd week of 1961. Not the cleanest but one of the best sounding Rickenbackers we have ever had, includes the original greenish/grey case. Very Good + Condition.
Item # 7321
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