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Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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Product# 513663
OVERVIEW

Duplicates the Model 325 as produced in 1964.

The British Invasion of 1964 initiated a rise in popularity of the Model 325. The Model 325C64 duplicates the Model 325 as produced in 1964-complete with semi-hollow maple body, reshaped body and headstock, 3 vintage-style single-coil pickups, Deluxe Vintage tuners, and Accent Vibrato.

For a detailed chronology of the Rickenbacker Model 325's role in the British Invasion, check out Backbeat Books' "Beatles Gear: All The Fab Four's Instruments From Stage to Studio" (SKU #H64162).

Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
  • Semi-hollow maple body
  • 21 frets
  • 20-3/4" scale
  • 1-5/8" nut width
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Dot markers
  • Accent Vibrato tailpiece
  • Set neck
  • 3 vintage single-coil pickups
  • Deluxe Vintage tuners
  • Includes case

A thoroughly collectible guitar that is too nice not to play. Order today.

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Rickenbacker325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 15 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rock concerts (4)
    • Small venues (4)
    • Recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    This Guitar IS John Lennon!

    By Rob

    from Cooper City, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • All Of The Above
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar:

      It is THE ICONIC guitar of the one and only John Lennon!

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love my 325

      By Eddie

      from Melrose, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great Tone Great Feel
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Possibly The Small Neck

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rhythm Playing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar:

      I got my Rick 325 about 2 weeks ago. I wanted it mostly for playing Beatles music, as I am an avid John Lennon fan, however I was totally amazed at the overall quality of the guitar. I love it. It's a great instrument. It has a great feel, good tone, and simply looks great. It has a finish so glossy that I can see myself in it. It's s rhythm instrument - not exactly built for thrashing soloing, although I have played George Harrison solos on it. Overall - well worth the price.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Rickenbacker 325

      By Engineer909

      from Chicago il

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar:

        If you want a cool little guitar with that 1960's vibe, this is the one.... I've had four Ric 325s and I have loved each one. The 325c64 is the replica of John Lennon's second 325. It has a great mid-range sound that I have only heard on the 325. The little 5th control knob is a little weird, a sort of blend knob, but over all a cool sound. Some might find playing lead a little difficult higher up on the short scale neck. I would suggest playing one before buying. The roller bridge is a pain sometimes, but this is period correct, so be forewarned..

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for looks & even better for sound!

        By STARVINGARTIST

        from Oak Lawn, IL

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar:

          This is an AMAZING sounding and looking instrument! I own several vintage instruments and this may be my favorite! I had an original years ago that was damaged in a flood. I also have the McGuinn 360 12 string and love that too BUT this guitar has some magic that can't be explained. The tone is unreal and it stands out better than most guitars. It is small in scale BUT that is not a con...I am 6'3" and I am already comfortable with it. I have the VOX PYTHOIN strap to go with it too.

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          (12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          John had the right idea.

          By rick rivets

          from NYC

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Can't Think Of One Con

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar:

          This guitar isn't for shredders nor kids under 40. This is for us who remember John standing ever so cool playing chords on the Ed Sullivan Show.The perfect guitar to play along with Beatle records and the best looking guitar for rhythm guitarists that can get used to a short scale neck. The quality is top notch all the way and I just love mine. Playing through my AC30 brings back such fond memories of the best period in rock music. Cheers and a fab gear to all my Beatle maniac mates.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          the beatle beat

          By johnny rythym

          from canton ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar:

            if you want the lennon vibe this is it!

            Comment on this review

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Fun to Play

            By Bubba

            from Virginia

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar:

                Playing a 325 is something you just have to experience. I played my first Ric in the 1960s, but couldn't afford one. There was just something about the feel and tone that made my Vox hollowbody seem so ordinary. When I decided to buy a new guitar a year ago, I looked at several Fenders, including at the factory custom shop, Gibson, Gretsch. Nothing came close to the silky feel of the neck and fretboard. This thing rocks!

                Comment on this review

                (29 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Unique Class of Guitar

                By William Smyth

                from Canada

                Comments about Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar:

                There are four types of electric guitars: regular solid body (ash, alder, linden), mahogany solid body, semi-acoustic, and semi-hollow. This semi-hollow is made from a single bank of maple (normally two pieces of quarter-sawn maple glued end-to-end to prevent warping). Three sonic chambers are then hollowed out from the back, and then a slab of maple is glued to the back. One of the sonic chambers is under the bridge, and this creates a unique tone. Rickenbacker is the only company that I know of which creates guitars using this original method, but only some of their guitars are made this way. The others are mostly of the semi-acoustic class, and are also of unusual construction.
                Most guitarists should try all four types, so don't overlook the 325, which is of the semi-acoustic class. It has a 21-inch scale (82% of regular), so to create the same string tension as on a 25.5-inch scale, use GHS Guitar Boomers 11 15 18 26 36 50. They're non-nickle, which brings out the twangy harpsichord tone. Actually the guitar that I have, which is a 320 from 1981, is very similar to this one; the main difference is the pickup configuration.
                Expect it to cost more, but remember that it is made in the USA only, and that it is very unique.

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                (12 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                THE BEATLES

                By Catherine C.

                from New York

                Comments about Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar:

                just an amazing guitar; give it up to the beatles to make a name for such an incredible piece.
                Give it up for John Lennon!!! This is a real class guitar, coming from an ultimate beatles fan who has had the pleasure of playing on one of these beautiful instruments once. im saving up money to get one of these fine guitars. The neck is really great, something about it allows your hand to slide up and down it easily.
                beautifully made and sounding
                A piece of music history- The Beatles made it famous, and i would kill to get a guitar like this.

                Comment on this review

                (16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Class Guitar

                Comments about Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar:

                I own the real deal version of this guitar. It is actually from 1966 and passed down to me. It is as my review title says "CLASS". Mine is the Semi Hollow body version with the Jetglo finish and has everything that it originally came with. (strap, case, pickups, everyting) I recently gave it a full tune up and wash down and still for being almost 50 years old it plays like a dream and sounds just as amazing. So I highly recomend this guitar for the real guitar players that want a great guitar that will go the distance with them, whether its your bedroom as a hobby or the stage as a pro. Forget the Gibsons get a Ric!

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