RICKENBACKER 320

  • Rickenbacker 320 electric guitar

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1958 to 1994

The Rickenbacker 320 was introduced in 1958. It was one of the short-scale 300 series electrics (model numbers 310 to 325) with a 20.75" scale length, dot fretboard inlays, and small (12.75" wide) bodies. The body is unbound, semi-hollow (but without any sound holes). These short-scale 300 series models were designed as student models, but became popular when John Lennon played a Rickenbacker 325 during the early years of The Beatles. The 320 is the non-tremolo version of the 325 that Lennon played. The 320 was discontinued as a production model in 1994.

A limited number of 12 string 320s were made - the 320/12 model. Rickenbacker introduced a full scale length version of the 320 in 1985 called the 350 model.

Specifications (25)

Controls

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

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelRickenbacker Hi-Gain pickup(s), Rickenbacker Single Coil Toaster Top pickup(s), Rickenbacker chrome bar pickup(s)
Pickups configuration3 single coil pickups

General

Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, maple finish, red finish, white finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length20.75 inches scale length

Body

Body materialmaple body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Body width12.75 inches body width
Hollow bodysemi-hollow body
Pickguard shapebi-level pickguard

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware
TailpieceR-style tailpiece

Fretboard

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

Neck

Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets21 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Prices (2)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1978100 FRF good
1985£300new

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