Rickenbacker 330VP Montezuma Brown

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One of Rickenbacker's most popular models, the semi-hollowbody 330 stormed onto the scene in the '50s and brought with it a jangly tone that would help define pop music for a decade. Like most Rickenbackers, the 330's popularity was propelled by the Beatles (though George's most iconic Rickenbacker was actually a 360-12). The 330 remains in production and has been cited as the maker's current most popular guitar. The VP in the model number indicates that this guitar uses Rickenbacker's Vintage Pickups. 

Years of Production: 
1958 - present

Body Style: Double cutaway semi-hollowbody

Wood Composition: Maple back and sides, three-ply Maple/Walnut neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: 25 3/4-inch scale length, dot inlays, five control knobs, toaster-top pickups, R-Tailpiece  

Finish Specification: Montezuma Brown is considered a rare color for Rickenbackers. It was offered in 2004 as part of Rickenbacker's Color of the Year program. 

Notable Players: Tom Petty, Peter Buck, Johnny Marr

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