• Rickenbacker 325 electric guitar
  • Reissue with no f-hole


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1958 to 1975

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

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Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls


Pickups configuration3 single coil pickups


Finish colorsbrown finish, maple finish, natural finish
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length20.75 inches scale length


Body materialalder body, maple body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Hollow bodysemi-hollow body
Pickguard shaperaised pickguard
Soundhole1 f-hole


BridgeKauffman vibrato
TailpieceR-style tailpiece


Fingerboard materialbubinga fingerboard, padauk fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

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