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Help to ID my 1960's 425
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Author:  wayne81c [ Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:33 am ]
Post subject:  Help to ID my 1960's 425

This guitar came with an appraisal saying it's a 1966 425, but with no reason as to why. As the vibrato cover is missing I have no serial number.
I though I would do my own detective work to find out what I can about this 425.
Here are a few pics but I can take more of specific areas if it will help ID it. As you can see someone changed the turning keys. For now I'm going to put on a set of Rickenbacker vintage reissue tuners as I do not like the look of the modern replacements.
BTW - One thing I have never seen is a pic of what the originals 425's vibrato arm looked like. Does anyone know?

Thanks in advance for any help

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0vuxzgap7q3hu ... M.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v6qt0up69tmrs ... M.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mh1nzkuv11r8f ... M.jpg?dl=0

Author:  wayne81c [ Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help to ID my 1960's 425

I have found this guitar on the Rickenbacker Register which is a big help, and I see it still had the vibrato arm in the photos. It is listed as a 1966 but I'm still not sure exactly why. Maybe that's a best guess based on production numbers with a vibrato and other clues.
My plan is to replace the tuners and the vibrato arm but not do much else to it.
I have noticed these vibratos on eBay from time to time and may pick one up for the cover.
I'll post a couple photos when I'm done.
If anyone does know why this is a 66 as opposed to 65, 67 etc I'l love to know

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