Rickenbacker : Left Handed Guitars and Basses

Neal Beedie December 9, 2012 7

Rickenbacker is an electric and bass guitar manufacturer and was founded in 1931 by Adolph Rickenbacher and George Beauchamp. They are currently based in California, USA.

The company has only recently restarted producing left handed guitars, and as such only a small selection are currently available.

Rickenbacker Left Handed Guitars and Bass Guitars

Rickenbacker 330

Rickenbacker 330 Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Careful acoustic research has resulted in the full, rich and warm sound of this popular model. Two single coil pickups on a full size body are accented by a traditionally shaped sound hole. The 24 fret Rosewood fingerboard is punctuated by dot inlay fret markers, with full double cutaways permitting access to all the frets. Standard output is monaural through a single jack plate.

Rickenbacker 360

 

Rickenbacker 360 Left Handed Guitar Lefty

This guitar broke all the rules of traditional styling when it appeared amid the ‘British’ sound of the 1960′s. Subtly updated through the years, this Deluxe hollow body with its special contour around the entire body perimeter, is still perhaps the most comfortable guitar of all. The bound body and Rosewood fingerboard, inlayed with triangular pearloid markers, provide an exceptionally attractive appearance. Stereo output is standard.

Note : The image above shows a flipped right handed 360, hence the back-to-front tailpiece.  At the time of writing the left handed version is currently still in the works.

Rickenbacker 4003

Rickenbacker 4003 Left Handed Bass Guitar Lefty

The Classic Rickenbacker bass – famous for its ringing sustain, treble punch and solid underlying bass. A subtle strip of binding graces the elegantly curved body and the Rosewood fingerboard. Deluxe triangular inlays and stereo capability are standard features.

Rickenbacker Website

The Rickenbacker website makes no mention of left handed availability, so I had to contact them to find out what was currently available.   What I took from their email was that the 330 and 4003 are available right now and the 360 will be available shortly.

For more information:
Rickenbacker Website

7 Comments »

  1. Tyler December 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Ya think they will put out the 12 string lefty?

    • Neal December 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm - Reply

      You’ll probably be able to find a few older ones still in stores, or second hand. The three above are all I was told they have plans for at the moment.

  2. tracy goldstein December 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    About time. Ordered the 330 . Will arrive next week. Will probably be 6 months or more for the 360.. Rickenbacker is screwy when it comes to how they ship their products. Probably testing the market with the 330 before knowing what to produce in what quantity and color. What irks me is that they will send certain colors for one retailer and another to someone else. Then if you want a certain color from your favorite retailer, then waiting time increases. FYI, Fat Sound Guitar is Cary NC has folded. Poor business practice is what I hear at the larger chain stores that are local to the area and on the forums.

  3. Ted May 9, 2013 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Musicians Friend had them at an expected ship date in late July. Now that has changed to Late October. Nice to see that Rickenbacker is still screwing things up. Somethings never change.

    • Tracy goldstein May 10, 2013 at 4:13 am - Reply

      Actually that is for new orders once the existing orders are filled. I stand corrected by MF.

  4. Tracy goldstein July 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    I spoke with Brendon Duff and John Hall from RIC. They confirmed no 360′s this year. As usual, the BullShit rings true.

  5. Tim G April 6, 2014 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I see Clownglo is still alive and well.

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