RICKENBACKER made the 325 between 1958 and 1975.It was designed by Roger Rossmeisl,. Production models were 20-3/4" short scale, dot fretboard inlays, and a small (12-3/4" wide) body. The body is unbound, semi-hollow, with 2'oclock angled soundhole (although re-issues lack a sound hole due to the Lennon connection), and boasts the "crescent moon"-style cutaways.
This series is currently available only in "C" reissue form. These instruments gained prominence due to John Lennon's use of a 325 during the early years of The Beatles. John Lennon's 1958 model was among the very first batch made and has the pre-production feature of a solid top soundhole. All subsequent production short-scale 300-series Rickenbackers (310, 315, 320, 325) had soundholes until the late 1970s.
Link: The history of Lennon's Rickenbacker 325 guitar