•  Model
  •  Strings
  •  Special
  •  Finish
  •  Manufacturing Date
  •  Serial #
  •  Registration Date
     May 23 2009
  •  Country
  •  State/Province
  •  Lefty
  •  Collected Item
  •  Registered User
  •  Comments
     From: Fretted Americana

    This full width 17 inch thin-body (1 5/8 inches) hollow body guitar weighs just 8.00 lbs. and has a nut width of 1 5/8 inches and a scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Maple body, checkered binding on top and bottom edge, with a bound "cat's-eye" or slash soundhole, maple and walnut neck, bound rosewood fretboard with 21 frets and triangular sparkle crushed pearl inlays extending completely across fretboard. Individual Kluson Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons. Two Rickenbacker chrome bar "toaster" pickups with outputs of 7.55k and 7.42k. Single-piece white opaque plastic pickguard with four mounting screws. Five controls (two volume, two tone, and one blend control) plus three-way selector switch, all mounted on lower treble bout. Seven-sided black plastic knobs with metal tops with black lettering. Rickenbacker bridge and Rickenbacker "R" tailpiece. "Rick-O-Sound" stereo and "Standard" jack inputs. The serial number "HB 379" (February 1968) is stamped onto the jackplate. This very rare guitar (one of only three made in 1968 in Mapleglo, or Natural, out of a total of fourteen) is in exceptionally fine condition, with only the bare minimal of belt buckle wear on the back, a tiny amount of finish checking and a few tiny blemishes are all that prevent this guitar from being in near mint condition. Housed in its original Rickenbacker black hardshell case with blue plush lining
  •   This item was identified as a Early vintage (up to and including 1972) instrument
      The following is a summary of sales of above referenced model gathered from actual sales on eBay:
      *Basis for comparison: Same model, same strings number, same "special" features, same era

      Sample type  Min  Avg  Median  Max  Sample Size
      Same model, same era:   $2950  $2950  $0  $2950  1