The Rickenbackers That Rocked the World
1958 Capri 360 in Autumnglo
The Capri model was a marked departure from the Combo model. Features of the Capri included a flattopped, semi-hollow, two inch thick body made of a single hardwood billet—usually maple hollowed out from the back—with internal body bracing. The Capri also featured a glued-in three-piece maple neck with walnut center stripe and headstock wings, rosewood fretboard, “slash” soundhole, oven control knobs, adjustable six-saddle bridge and two pickups with separate volume and tone controls for each. The Capri truss rod cover was a distinctive back-painted gold plexi with a black Rickenbacker logo. This example, which has a fixed trapeze tailpiece, is a “deluxe” model Capri, having triangle fretboard inlays and body and neck binding. Autumnglo was the dominant finish color for the Capri model in 1958.