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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. The Rickenbacker 335 was the same as the 330, only with a vibrato tailpiece. Like most Rickenbackers, the 330 and 335's popularity was propelled by the Beatles (though George's most iconic Rickenbacker was actually a 360-12). The 335 was relaunched in 1985 as the 330VB

Years of Production: 
1958 - 1977

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, triangle inlays, five control knobs, toaster-top pickups, tremolo tailpiece  

Finish Specification: Mapleglo was a standard finish for Rickenbackers in the '60s.

Notable Players: Tom Petty, Peter Buck, Johnny Marr

Product Specs

  • 335
  • Mapleglo
  • 1965

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