Up for sale, a 2014 Rickenbacker 330 in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, finished in Ruby Red and complete with the original hardshell case. A limited edition custom color gloss finish, this Ruby Red 330 is an extremely well-kept example and sounds like a great Rickenbacker should, with a clear, open voice that translates well through the original Hi-Gain pickups. While Rickenbacker advertises the single coil pickups used on its modern instruments under the "Hi-Gain" moniker, the realities of the pickup's tone couldn't be further from the name. The classic Ric sparkle and top end percussive cut are present, with a jangle and sweetness that’s hard to beat. Weighing 7lbs 10oz, the acoustic resonance of the neck through body design is unique among hollowbody guitars. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, this guitar plays smoothly with low action and solid intonation.
The maple neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with full shoulders, due in large part to the very thick rosewood slab fretboard, measuring .845" deep at the 1st fret and .925" at the 12th. The rosewood slab fingerboard has a gloss finish and the frets are flawless, playing cleanly up the 24 3/4" scale and 24 fret range. The nut measures 1.650" in width, and the headstock boasts Schaller tuners which turn smoothly and hold pitch well with gleaming chrome plating.
The semi-hollow maple body has the 330's dual crescent moon cutaways, two-tier pickguard, chrome "R" tailpiece, single cats eye F hole, and Hi Gain single coil pickup pair. The chrome hardware is positively gleaming, and the plastic parts are near mint, showing just a few pick scuffs on the upper tier of the pickguard. Wear on the Ruby Red finish is limited to one pinhead-sized finish chip just north of the F hole on top, and a few small dings on the back. The neck profile also retains a near spotless smooth gloss with just a couple shallow marks on the bass-side shoulder behind fret 7.
The original hardshell case is included.