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Rickenbacker 330 1986 Mapleglo owned by Nathaniel Rateliff - $2,499 (Golden)

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Yes this item is available. Anyone asking will be assumed scam and ignored. Pick up in Golden. Please text or email before calling. I am NOT interested in trades of any kind.

This Rickenbacker 330 was owned by local Denver hero Nathaniel Rateliff. It's a fine player and comes with black hardware, which was produced in this era. The black hardware doesn't photograph well, but it's surprisingly handsome in person. The black hardware is all in good shape, there is some wear on the strap locks and the bridge cover (probably from 30 years of palm muting). The serial is ZE-1371, which means it was manufactured in May of 1986.

There are small dings here and there as well as other various minor blemishes from general use from a guitar of this vintage. Overall this guitar is in really good shape and it plays and sounds great. It is set up for .10-.52s. The frets have a ton of life in them, which is good considering Rickenbacker frets are already pretty short from the factory. The case comes with it. I believe it to be original or period correct. The case has wear typical of a guitar of this age.

It comes with Hi-Gain pickups instead of Toasters. However, I've owned newer Rickenbacker with Hi-Gains and these older ones sound much better. I don't know why. They absolutely rip.

This generation of Rickenbacker was when they moved from the smaller 7.25" radius neck and moved to the flatter radius. I believe it's a 10" radius. It also has the large 'paddle' headstock of this era. The small radius of the really old vintage Rickenbackers is why I never bought one. I prefer a more modern radius. So, with these great sounding pickups and flatter radius, this is a good balance of modern/vintage.

I really, really, really don't want to sell this. I actually listed this in 2023, ended it, and re-listed it in May of 2024. If you like Rickenbackers, this one is awesome. Even if you don't, it's still awesome. Newer Rickenbackers are jumping up in price, and this one is vintage plus sexy points for being owned by Nathaniel. However I have a newer Rickenbacker 360 that I put a Bigsby on that I use quite a bit. I'm not gonna ruin this one by putting a Bigsby on it, so this one is the one that has to go.

It includes a signed and embossed Certificate of Authenticity from Nathaniel Rateliff.

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