From the Price Guide


The Rickenbacker 340 was essentially a three pickup version of the popular 330. Like the 330, the 340 has also been produced as a 12-string version as the 340-12. Both guitars share the a thinline body style with sharper horns than the 360 or 370. The VP in the model name indicates that this guitar uses Rickenbacker's vintage pickups. 

Years of Production: 
1958 - 1997, 2000 - 2009

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, three vintage-style pickups, R-Tailpiece  

Finish Specification: Montezuma Brown is a rare Rickenbacker finish. It was offered starting in 2003 as part of the Rickenbacker Color of the Year program.

Notable 300 Series Players: Tom Petty, Peter Buck, Johnny Marr

Product Specs

  • 340VP
  • Fireglo
  • 2005
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway