Rickenbacker / 375 (three Pickups With Vibrato) / 1966 / Fireglo (Shaded Red With Some Yellow) / Guitar For Sale
Asymmetrical double cutaway thinline semi-hollow body. This 15-inch-wide full-sized thin-body (1 1/2 inches) guitar weighs just 7.30 lbs. and has a nut width of just under 1 5/8 inches and a scale length of 24 3/4 inches. This guitar 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 medium profile, and bound rosewood fretboard with 21 frets and triangular sparkle crushed pearl inlays extending completely across fretboard. Five-piece (maple/walnut/maple/walnut/maple) headstock with white opaque plastic logo plate with black lettering. Individual dual-line Kluson Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons. Three Rickenbacker chrome bar "toaster" pickups with outputs of 3.81k, 3.80k, and 12.10k (that's how the Ricky three-pickup models measure). Two-piece split-level white plastic 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. Seven-sided black plastic knobs with metal tops with black lettering. Rickenbacker six-saddle bridge and Rickenbacker vibrato tailpiece. Serial number "FK 3703" (November 1966) stamped onto the jackplate. This guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. Housed in its original Rickenbacker silver hardshell case with blue plush lining (9.00).
"Models 360-375 -- The third division of the 1958 Thin Hollow Body Series consisted of full sized guitars with the Deluxe features. The body shape was the same as Models 330-345 from 1958 to the summer of 1964; then it changed...The guitars from this group were the finest and most expensive of the Thin Body Capri guitars. They had neck binding, triangle finger board inlays, and body binding…The factory introduced the genuine Fireglo finish in 1960…[and] after the initial shock of its stunning effect, Fireglo became a universal favorite and the trademark color for Rickenbacker guitars…In 1964 Rickenbacker changed the body style of the Models 360-375 significantly…The company achieved the new shape by rounding the top edge on the face of the guitar's body…The new design did not allow for binding on the top front edge of the guitar, however bound tear drop sound holes became standard" (Richard R. Smith, The History of Rickenbacker Guitars, pp. 171-175).
"The top model of the deluxe Capri group, the 375 has three pickups and a vibrato...Beginning in mid 1964, models in the 360 series were specified with rounded top edges and binding on the back only" (George Gruhn and Walter Carter, Electric Guitars and Basses: A Photographic History, p. 228).
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