Weight: 7.71 lbs
As part of arguably Rickenbacker's most recognisable model range (the 300 series), the 330 has been a mainstay on the popular music circuit since its introduction in the late 1950's, and is regularly associated with many key "jangle-rock" sounding guitar players from the 1960s and 1980s - including (amongst others) John Lennon, Paul Weller, Thom Yorke and Pete Townsend.
Classic Rickenbacker looks and sounds, with a gorgeous Blue Burst
This particular Rickenbacker 330 is the 6-string model, and features a Maple body and neck, Rosewood fretboard (with dots), and has a lacquered finish. Other appointments include the two High Output Rickenbacker single coil pickups, "R" tailpiece, teardrop scratchplate, and that awesome Blend control knob.
The Rickenbacker 330 has been constructed with the classic "Twin Crescent" cutaway shape that has been largely unchanged since the late 1950s. This light-weight, semi-hollow dual cutaway design makes for a comfortable playing experience and grants you full access across the whole fretboard range. The sound produced by these pickups is perfect for those musicians hoping to recreate the jangly "Brit pop" sound that was prevalent in the 1960s and 1980s.
The high-output Single Coil pickups are designed along similar lines to the original Toaster pickups, only with a higher output that's more suited to today's musical needs. In addition to each pickup have it's own Volume & Tone controls, there's a Blend control knob.
This knob has several different functions, such as acting as a tone blender between the pickups and as a general Bass & Treble EQ for the guitar. It's primary function though, is to act as a volume equaliser for the bass pickup, boosting the usually quieter pickup to be of a comparatively equal volume to its treble counterpart.
Body Wood: Maple
Neck Wood: Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
Scale Length: 24.75"
Pickups: Hi-Gain Single Coil
Machine Heads: Schaller