The Rickenbacker Model 330 is your chance to take a page from rock 'n' roll's playbook. These iconic guitars, with their distinctive looks and jangly tones, have found their way into the hands of the Who to R.E.M., Jimmy Page to Tom Petty, the Smiths to Radiohead. Today's 330 features the hotter Hi-gain pickups and 24-fret fingerboard of the 1970s models, for a spankier sound and hotter overdrive characteristics. Everything but the Rickenbacker 330's Roisewood fingerboard is made from high-grade Maple and the neck has Walnut laminates for better structural ridgitity. Maple's density is partly responsible for the 330's famous sustain and top-end jangle and shimmer. Maple is also very stable, aiding in maintaining the structural integrity of the neck. The thick rosewood fingerboard adds a touch of warmth and harmonic richness to this otherwise bright instrument. Back in full effect are the the classic lightweight semi-acoustic body, cat's eye soundhole, and "R" tailpiece. This guitar includes it's original hard shell case.
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