Rickenbacker 425 Introduction and Specs
Harrison bought the Rickenbacker 425 in September 1963 while on a two-week holiday in the U.S. with his brother Peter.He wanted one to match John Lennon’s Rickenbacker 325, but this was the only Rickenbacker the store had in stock. It originally had a red sunburst finish, but the store owner agreed to refinish it black. Harrison came back from his trip and told his band, “America has everything, why should they want us?” Market price:$1500
The Beatles were still relatively unknown in the country at the time, though in just three months they would become famous to Americans everywhere with their breakthrough hit “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”The instrument was ready in about a week’s time, and Harrison began performing with it almost immediately, using it for appearances on British TV shows Ready Steady Go! on October 4, and Thank Your Lucky Stars in December. He also used the Rickenbacker 425 during the Beatles’ tour of Sweden that October.At some point in the following years, the guitar was modified with an additional pickup. Then, in the late Sixties or early Seventies, Harrison loaned the Rickenbacker 425 to Fourmost guitarist George Peckham for the Merseyside band’s upcoming performance on Britain’s Top of the Pops program. (Peckham was also a famed record-cutting engineer who at the time worked for the Beatles’ Apple Records. His handiwork is evidenced on vinyl records inscribed with “A Porky Prime Cut,” “Porky,” “Pecko,” or some similar inscription in the run-out “dead wax,” and his cuts are considered some of the finest.)
Manufacturer: Rickenbacker August 1965
Good frets, action and playability.
Afterward, Harrison gave the guitar to Peckham, who continued to use it. He later received a guitar case for the instrument from Noddy Holder of Slade, who was distressed by the sight of a Beatles guitar being toted around without a case.Rickenbacker 425 carries a presale estimate of $400,000 to $600,000. It is just part of a cache of Beatles memorabilia offered in the Julien’s auction. Among the items are a circa-1966, left-handed Hofner “Beatle bass” that Paul McCartney rented from Harris Hire in the U.K. and played publicly on numerous occasions. The instrument has a presale valuation of $30,000 to $50,000.
A variety of optional color
As for this Rickenbacker 425,we also have a variety of colors for you to choose.If you cant find the color you want here, you can send us pics of the color you want and then we can customize it for you. The paint we can handle covers nearly all the colors and patterns, including some rare effect, and we will also try our best to seperately customize it for you as long as you want it.
Rickenbacker 425 Shape Style
This guitar belongs to the Rickenbacker 425 style,we can customize all body styles for you. If you have any question, please email us and we are very glad to serve you!
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