The Rickenbackers That Rocked the World
1958 model 325C58 Reissue in Mapleglo (2003)
As fortune would have it, John Lennon played a Rickenbacker guitar that was extremely rare—a short-scale (20.75") semi-hollow model two inches thick at the body—of which less than ten examples were produced in that era. Further adding to its rarity is the belief that it was one of the few made with no soundhole. A book could be written about Lennon’s first model 325 and the various modifications made to it. Rickenbacker carried reissues of this model in both the original Mapleglo and Jetglo finishes in the ’80s and through early 2009, when it was discontinued.