Rickenbacker 1989 360 Lefty Jet Glo
When the steadily rising Liverpool based skiffle band started using the brand Rickenbacker (John Lennon in 1960, George Harrison in 1964), few people could have predicted the impact the Beatles had on both the world of recorded music and of the history of a then relatively obscure guitar company. Though Rickenbacker is credited with the invention of the electric guitar in 1932 with the "Frying Pan", the name became household after the British Invasion at the Ed Sullivan show in 1964.
The Rickenbacker 360, this being a left handed example, is the rounded over brother of the 330, the more popular model from the 60's. Though the two guitars share the same body shape, the 360 has a carved maple body, gorgeous curves accented by the usual multi-layer plastic pickguard. The neck is a three ply maple/walnut/maple sandwich, and is super stable. The rosewood fretboard is inlaid with the usual triangle inlays.
The finish on this guitar is checked vertically over the whole body, but it's been stabilized by our techs. This guitar has also been refretted, as well as having the finish taken off the fretboard and oiling the rosewood. In our opinion, this has made the guitar play much better. Serial #F2-8185 comes with a non-original hardshell case.