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Rickenbacker Guitar Section => Rickenbacker Guitar Models => Topic started by: rpittsfo on May 07, 2010, 05:08:49 PM

Title: Model identification
Post by: rpittsfo on May 07, 2010, 05:08:49 PM
I own a Rickenbacker that has all the characteristics of a standard  Model 330 except it has a tremolo made of a flat metal piece of chrome metal. I have been told that it is a model 335, but I haven't been able to find any information on the internet about a model 335. Can anyone direct me to a information source to determine the model?
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Title: Re: Model identification
Post by: sloopdawg on May 07, 2010, 11:40:59 PM
Does it look anything like this?
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4587731028_b12c9b70a2.jpg)
Got any pics?
Title: Re: Model identification
Post by: rpittsfo on May 08, 2010, 10:47:39 PM
Thats very close to mine, except the metal piece ( the bridge?) directly behind the bridge pickup is solid and does not have a separation in the  middle of it (as shown on your photo). BTW , the serial number on the jack plate of my guitar is EF37. The vibrato is exactly the same and mine is the same color, shape and neck. I have found the description of the model 335 in  Vintage Guitar's Rickenbacker identification page and mine fits the description. I understand that Rickenbacker stopped production on that model ( probably because the vibrato  makes it hard to keep it in tune). As you Know, this guitar is a great rhythm guitar. Sorry, I am not particularly good at attaching photos.
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