RICKENBACKER 1997

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  • electric guitars

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1964 to 1969

The RICKENBACKER 1997 was  a model made for export to the United Kingdom, when Rose Morris was the UK Rickenbacker distributor. It was the same as the popular model 330 (or 335 with vibrato) except it had an f-shaped (violin style) f-hole instead of the usual Rickenbacker slash-shaped sound hole. This difference made these guitars collectible.

Specifications (21)

Body

Body materialmaple body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Hollow bodysemi-hollow body
Pickguard shapebi-level pickguard
Soundholef-style soundhole

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware
Tailpiecetrapeze tailpiece

Controls

EQ or mix controlsmix control
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointneck through body
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets21 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

General

Number of strings6 strings

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 pickups

Prices (1)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1983$800excellent

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