The Rickenbackers That Rocked the World
1958 model 330F full-bodied guitar in Autumnglo
This early example of the Rickenbacker full-bodied or “F-series” guitar had a body 2 1/4 inches deep and 17 inches wide with a single rounded cutaway. It was aimed at the archtop market, dominated at the time by Gibson and Gretsch. Though with a flat top and back, it is not an archtop by construction. This example features unusual black celluloid neck binding and sports a long trapeze tailpiece. Other than its size and rounded-cutaway shape, it shared many construction features with the smaller Capri, such as a glued-in three-piece neck, semi-hollow body construction and six-saddle adjustable bridge.