Rickenbacker® Model 325V59
Model 325V59 (reissue)
This model is a vintage reissue of the guitar John Lennon bought in Hamburg 1960. John´s guitar was a 1958 model Capri 325. Originally it had two control knobs but was upgraded to four knobs in 1959 before being shipped to Hamburg. The original guitar had a single gold pickguard and a Kauffman Vibrato tailpiece. John replaced the Kauffman with a Bigsby Vibrato tailpiece. He also had a Bigsby bridge, while the 325V59 has a Rickenbacker bridge. This reissue model has double pickguards and a Bigsby tailpiece. It´s also equipped with TV-style control knobs, just like the original guitar. Scroll down for more pictures!
Courtesy of Stan Werbin at Elderly Instruments
325V59 mapleglo photos courtesy of John Minutaglio
©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.