You are a serious musician that demands more from your guitar. This guitar has a soul of its own. The neck runs straight and true with moderate fret wear. The fret board is gorgeous and has aged well. The fiesta red finish looks absolutely cool, and is road worn.The tone and voice of this guitar can not be matched by modern guitars and stomp boxes. Boasting legendary Rickenbacker toaster pickups. Your fans will instantly recognize your west coast sound made famous by those 60's artists.
If your after jangly Byrds tones this guitar has it. If your looking for a solid rhythm block chord sound for your next rockabilly record this Ricky will rock it. If you want to go Psychedelic then you will be going back in time with this guitar. This 60's Rickenbacker will look stunning in your next music video production.
This 60's Rickenbacker is always going to be a great talking point at your shows. The condition of this guitar is good considering it is 50 years old.
It does have light scratches, checking and shows wear, but has stood up well for a vintage. In the 60's the choice of trees for guitar production was abundant. Luther's producing new guitars these days run their wood choices from heavily farmed young tree forests. Unfortunately the wood from these young tree nurseries do not produce the quality of guitar tone that matches vintage.
As a guitar ages over the decades, the tone gets better and better. These Rickenbackers are becoming more and more rare as time goes on. Your Rickenbacker will only appreciate in value.Rickenbacker are not making any more of these 450's. The last run of production of the 450 was in the mid 80's. Maybe your just a collector and you just want to hang this piece of history on your wall. And watch it go up in value over the years? It will look cool on your wall.
It will go up in value. Find Your Musical passion again - This 1966 Rickenbacker 450 is it.Will be mailed with free generic gig bag. This 60's Ricky is the one you've been waiting for. When it's gone, it's gone.. Thank you to everyone for all the emails and discussions about vintage Rickenbacker guitars! Specially thanks to Mike in Boston for sharing the pictures of your vintage 330!! And thanks to everyone else who has helped me verify the history of this guitar. More information on this 66' Rickenbacker. I can confirm that this guitar is a genuine Rickenbacker. Like any guitar that is 50 years old, this guitar has travelled and has a story.
I can confirm that the neck plate is a later addition to the guitar which according to David Mercer. An expert on Rickenbackers, Fender and Gibson etc , that it was common in the 1970's to add a neckplate due to these guitars having a one piece design neck heel. He also confirmed that the guitar was refinished later on; this was a natural blonde originally. It is pencilled inside the switch cavity "NAT", which was common in the Rickenbacker factory in the 60's. He also discussed that there is strong evidence this guitar was probably a 12 string instrument that was updated back to a 6, and refinished, which again was common in the 1970's on the 12' string 450.Again it was common on the. Model that there was a design fault with loading of the strings. He also mentioned that yes the capacitors and bridge are genuine Rickenbacker, but are definitely a later addition which should not really effect the value too much. Anyway who ever buys this guitar will know its a rickenbacker right away as soon as you play it. Anyone genuinely interested in viewing the guitar in person are welcome to inspect it or have it inspected. It's a cool 66' Rickenbacker that's been gigged, loved and played. Update on American Express chargebacks. The item "1966 RICKENBACKER 450 VINTAGE ELECTRIC GUITAR John Lennon! NR" is in sale since Monday, August 08, 2016.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "happygoluckybuyer" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.