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Rickenbacker 480 Mapleglo 1973 (s181)


SKU: R480MG73-1797258

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Body: Maple

Neck: Maple neck with a profile, 1 5/8” wide nut, rosewood fretboard, 10” radius, and dot inlays

Pickups/Hardware: Kluson Deluxe tuners, chrome hardware, Bigsby Vibrato, Mastery Bridge, two single-coils, three-way pickup selector switch, independent volume and tone controls

Cosmetic Condition: This 1973 Ric 480 is WAY cool. The Mapleglo finish is in decent shape. The top and edges show playwear and many dings and dents in the finish. The back of the body has some buckle wear and discoloration. The neck has some sort of paint near the neckplate. The neck is in good shape, with just a few nicks. The headstock has noticeable edgewear and exposed screw holes from the previous tuners. This unique Rickenbacker is one stellar guitar!

Playability: The guitar plays well with medium–low action. The truss rod has limited adjustability.

Modifications/Repairs: The guitar has had finish touch ups on the neck. The solder has been touched up. A bigsby vibrato and Mastery bridge have been added. The fretboard has been reglued. The tuners and guard screws have been replaced.

Weight: 8lbs 5oz

Case: non-original hardshell

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