Rickenbacker® Model 325C58 from the NEW C-series!

This model was introduced on Jan 18, 2001. It is an exact  replica of the guitar John Lennon bought in Hamburg in 1960. When comparing this model to the 325V59 it is no doubt that the Model 325C58 leaves all other competitors behind when it comes to being the closest to the original from 1958.

Model 325C58   Some of the main differencies between the Model 325V59 and the new 325C58 are listed below:
325V59 325C58
Body wood

Maple

Alder

Neck wood

Maple

Alder

Weight

3.2 kg (7.0 lbs.)

2.3 kg (5.0 lbs.)

Body depth

47.6 mm (1 7/8")

50.8 mm (2")

Tailpiece

Bigsby Vibrato

Kauffman Vib-rola

Bridge

6-way

Vintage repro roller

Output type*

Mono

Mono (elongated jackplate)

Machine heads

Deluxe Vintage

Sta-Tite reproduction

Pickguard Double Single

* The output type is the same, only the jackplate is different. This guitar is available in Jetglo (Black) or Alder (Natural).

  

   Sta-Tite reproduction machine heads.

Model 325C58

Photo courtesy of Mike Parks

THE ORIGINAL MODEL 325 FROM 1958!
Model 325 (from 1958). John Lennon in Hamburg on a fairground, near the Reeperbahn, called "Heiligengeistfeld". His guitar is still unmodified. 

The Beatles went to Hamburg in August 1960. John had seen guitarist Jean "Toots" Thielemans, George Shearing´s Quintet, playing a Rickenbacker 325 in 1959. He obviously became very interested in this "small" Rickenbacker model.......

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