1968 Rickenbacker Ryder 420 Electro ES17 Fireglo
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-12-07)
Price : US $750.00
This auction is for a Ryder guitar, exactlt the same as a Rickenbacker 420!. Made by Rickenbacker, it was apparently a body from the factory earmarked for an Electro es17, although I'm not sure what the 'v' is for! Appears to have original pots, wiring, switch and wiring except for the pickup. I'm not sure about that- it looks a little shiny, and the wire is not cloth covered. Definitely some changed wires going from the pickup to the switch.....
It sounds great in the position TOWARDS the strings, and the middle position. In the down position it sounds muffled, and I'm not great with electronics, so I can't say....
The neck is straight, the frets have a bit of wear (looks worse in the pictures) and there are some dings and nicks which I have tried to show. No case.
Please check my feedback for confidence, and email with questions! Shipping to Europe will be about $110.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-12-07)
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I have one of these, and the pickup position is the same. Sounds great one direction and muffled as hell the other.