An All Original And Near Mint 1966 Rickenbacker 365
Complete With It's Original 'Rick-O-Sound' Interconnection Box
1966 Rickenbacker 365 (two pickups with vibrato) + Rick-O-Sound Unit
This 15-inch-wide, just under 1 1/2 deep full-sized thin-body guitar weighs just 7.10 lbs. and features offset cutaways with rounded horns providing a "sweeping crescent" profile across both. Maple body with a bound "cat's-eye" or slash soundhole and checker-board binding on the back. Three-piece maple/walnut/maple neck with a nut width of just under 1 5/8 inches, a scale length of 24 3/4 inches and a very comfortable medium profile. Bound rosewood fretboard with 21 original medium frets and triangular sparkle crushed pearl inlays extending completely across fretboard. Five-piece (maple/walnut/maple/walnut/maple) headstock with white opaque plexiglass logo plate/truss rod cover with black lettering, secured by three screws. Individual Kluson Deluxe 'double-line' closed-back tuners with oval metal buttons. Two Rickenbacker chrome bar "toaster" pickups with outputs of 6.37k and 7.59k. Two-piece split-level white plexiglass pickguard with four screws. Five controls (two volume, two tone, and one blend control) plus three-way pickup selector switch, all on lower level of pickguard. The potentiometers are stamped "137 6608" (CTS, February 1966). Seven-sided black plastic knobs with metal tops with black lettering. Rickenbacker individually adjustable six-saddle bridge with four height-adjustment screws which in turn sits on a Rickenbacker metal plate which is secured by two screws. Rickenbacker Ac'cent Vibrato tailpiece. Two side-mounted jack inputs, one 'normal' and one Rick-O-Sound Stereo. Serial number XX XXXX (June 1966) stamped in black on bottom of jack plate. Inside the control cavity, written in black pencil is "365 G". This fine guitar is in near mint (9.25++) condition - with just the tiniest amount of playing wear on the bass side of the neck by the fourth and fifth frets. This is most certainly the finest example of a 365 that we have ever seen. Complete with the the original 'Rick-O-Sound' interconnection box. Rickenbacker offered this as an accessory with an interconnection box, rather grandly called the Rick-O-Sound Kit for $24.50 (it first appeared on the July 1960 pricelist)… Housed in the original Rickenbacker three-latch, rectangular Silver-Gray case with black leather ends and blue plush lining (9.00). Also included is the original black leather guitar strap and the original July 1964 eight-page Rickenbacker "Technical Data and Price List" which shows the original 1964 price of the guitar as $484.50, the case at $38.50 and the 'impossible to find' "Rick-O-Sound Kit" at $24.50. This is the first time that we have ever had a Rick-O-Sound guitar complete with it's original Rick-O-Sound Interconnection Box. (#2020)
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