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1966 Rickenbacker 365 Left-Handed Vintage Guitar British Racing Green w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1966 Rickenbacker 365 in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. An extremely rare left-handed Ric which retains its original hardware, plastics, and electronics, this guitar has been recently refinished in custom color British Racing Green by Marty Bell.

The 360's semi-hollow construction delivers a natural warmth and breadth, balanced by the articulation and treble detail of maple as a tonewood. Currently outfitted with a Mastery M5 bridge, this piece of hardware notably enhances the sustain and resonance of the instrument, and this 360's prodigious acoustic properties are channeled through the original pair of alnico magnet Toaster Top pickups. From jangling sparkle to smooth percussive cut, each pickup position has a distinct, chiming sound. This Ric weighs 7lbs 2oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Medium C, measuring .845” 1st fret, .865” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Padauk, crushed pearl triangular inlay
-Frets: Medium (refret), pristine
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 9/16”, bone
-Tuners: Kluson-style Grover Deluxe double-line (replacement)
-Headstock: Lucite "Rickenbacker" truss rod cover

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Pickups: Toaster Top x2, pickups meter at ~6.9kohms
-Harness: CTS pots date to ‘66
-Hardware: Accent vibrato (non-original arm), Mastery M5 bridge (original bridge in case)
-Plastics: Two-tier pickguard, knobs, baton switch tip
-Serialization: FB-prefix serial on stereo “Rick-o-Sound” jack plate translates to February, 1966

The British Racing Green gloss finish was recently executed by Marty Bell, exhibiting no wear and framed by checkerboard binding. The pickup routes were previously enlarged to accommodate humbuckers, very faithfully restored to their original dimensions prior to the finish work.

The original silver tolex hardshell case is included, along with the original bridge and a non-original vibrato arm that threads cleanly into the Ac'cent vibrato.