Located in Seattle



Up for sale is a cool and unique 1975 Rickenbacker 481 in its original Tuxedo White finish. This example has original hardware, a bolt on neck design and slanted frets. The knobs have been replaced. Overall in very good condition less some finish wear, finish fade and dings / dents. There is a small area of finish chipping where the neck and fretboard meet on the bass side of the neck located at the first fret. Pro setup in house and comes complete with its original hard case. The case itself has a slight nicotine scent to it. When the guitar is removed from the case the scent dissipates from the instrument.


We want you to be happy with your purchase and we try to represent the condition of all used and vintage products as accurately as possible in our listings.  Every used guitar shows some signs of play wear and vintage models even more so.  We call out all areas of damage or unusual wear, and describe the overall condition based upon what is "normal" for the age of the instrument.  Expect to see minor dings, finish checking, or other evidence of normal use and aging which may not be captured by photography or explicitly mentioned in the listing. 

We recognize that everyone has their own personal standard of what constitutes acceptable wear and tear.  If play wear is especially critical for you, please contact us at the Shop for a complete in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have.  Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us. 


Model : 481
Year : 1975
Modifications : None
Condition : Very Good
Weight : 8lbs. 10oz.
Case : OHSC
Finish : Tuxedo White