Rickenbacker® Model 340S

 

This guitar is extremely rare! It is an American 340 with an f soundhole, making it a 340S. Equipped with a vibrato tailpiece it would have been the Model 1998 Rose, Morris export version. Why this guitar got the R tailpiece and never got sent to RM not known to me. It is possible that this is the only existing version of this rare model designation from 1964. Today the specs are similar with the 1997SPC reissue. However, those are reissues, this is an original and that makes a big difference.

Model 340S

Model 340S

Model 340S

 

Courtesy of John Bryant

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