Rickenbacker® Model 325

Rickenbacker Model 325 Rickenbacker Model 325

Model 325 (1967)

Introduced in 1958 the model 325 became one of Rickenbacker´s most popular models. Originally equipped with two control knobs in 1958. Two additional knobs were added during 1959. The model is a short scale 3/4 size guitar, that found its way to popularity through John Lennon. John bought his guitar in Hamburg 1960 and is probably the Rickenbacker guitar that is most associated with a single artist. In the beginning this guitar had a Kauffman Vibrola tailpiece that was later replaced with a Ac´cent Vibrato tailpiece. John replaced the Kauffman on his '58 Rickenbacker with a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece. There are several models available of the 325. Two reissue models associated with John Lennon, the 325V59 and the 325V63. Also a limited edition model 325JL. The model 325 is available with an F-soundhole or with a solid top. Lennon´s two guitars had that option (solid top). The export version of the model 325 was called 1996. All export models had an F-soundhole.

Rickenbacker Model 325 Rickenbacker Model 325

Rickenbacker Model 325 Rickenbacker Model 325

Courtesy of Stan Werbin at Elderly Instruments

©1999 Björn Eriksson

DISCLAIMER!  This page is unofficial and not affiliated with Rickenbacker International Corporation Rickenbacker, RIC, and logos are trademarks of Rickenbacker International Corp. Used by permission. All rights reserved.