The Rickenbackers That Rocked the World
1966 model 330 and 1965 model 360, both in Mapleglo
Many changes were made to the Rickenbacker deluxe Capri model in late 1964 and early 1965, resulting in this model being referred to as New Style or NS. Rather than being double-bound, the redesigned 360 series body had a rounded over unbound top, black and white checkered back binding, and a rounded body horn on the treble side. The pearloid triangle fretboard inlays were replaced with crushed pearl inlays, which literally sparkled with a rainbow of colors and became a prized feature of this model. The “R” tailpiece also made its debut at this time, replacing the trapeze tailpiece of the non-vibrola models.