The Model 250 "El Dorado" Guitar - ultra rare!! Pre-owned & in good condition with marks & wear as to be expected with a used guitar with minor paintwork touch ups.
Classic black JetGlo finish on the solid body with white binding and gold hardware. The guitar has a nice action and the bolt on neck with a bound rosewood fretboard has a great feel. The pickups have a great single coil tone with a strong output and are adjustable from the back. The guitar is equipped with a fully adjustable bridge with a multiple stringing options and Schaller tuners. This is not your typical Rickenbacker guitar but still retains the classic feel and vibe with great tone and playability. Looks, sounds and plays great.
"A body fully bound on both sides, gold bridge, keys and a special golden black nameplate give the El Dorado an especially striking contemporary appearance. A clean, uncluttered appearance is created by the absolute absence of unnecessary hardware or gimmicks. Every item has been carefully placed for rapid access and player convenience. Even the fingerboard has been lovingly bound to offer silky playing action. Two pickups, four controls, and a mini toggle selector are standard features. Definitely a new gold standard.
Genuine Maple Body and Neck
Only the finest maple is used to create the neck and body of 200 Series guitars and basses. Their hardiness and resonance characteristics of maple have consistently proven their worth to us; no compromises here. As a result, sustain, punch and sheer body power are maximized. And an instrument life free of warps, cracks and other wood flaws is virtually assured. The fully laminated neck is capped with a real Rosewood fingerboard which is specially waxed and polished for flawless pulls, pusheds and slides. Special new equipment was developed to crown each fingerboard to micrometer accuracy.
Premium Hardware Used Throughout
You'd expect low budget keys and bridge parts on an economy guitar series right? Not if it wears the Rickenbacker nameplate...only expensive, premium imported German equipment is used. Guitar keys have super fine tuning action with virtually no slippage or backlash. The bass keys may even be completely disassembled for cleaning maintenance. A finely detailed bridge assembly accommodates stringing in two ways: body through angle for the strongest rock punch and tail angle for ringing smoothness. Each string saddle has two height adjusters plus a micro fine intonation mechanism. Deluxe instruments have gleaming heavy gold plating and standard models are deep chrome plated. Every piece of hardware is meticulously machined, polished and detailed to perfection. Wider frets than most other Rickenbacker guitars are treated for super hardness...and extra long life.
Exclusive Double Truss Rod System
Every 200 Series guitar and bass has two hardened steel truss rods, one for individual adjustment of each side of the fingerboard. And more amazing is the fact that this entirely new design permits rod replacement in the field in minutes. The range of adjustment far exceeds any possible requirement due to playing style or type of string, assuring extremely precise neck straightness.
Simplified Pickup Adjustment
Each 200 Series pickup may be separately adjusted for height from the rear of the guitar with only a hex key. Moving this mechanism to the back of the guitar contributes to the extremely uncluttered appearance of these instruments while providing excellent body to pickup coupling. No unsightly gaskets or mounting brackets are required, adding to the floating pickup illusion.
Colorglo Finish System
Polyester and other plastic resins are marvelous materials for boat hulls and the like, due to thick coating whcih may be sanded and polished to hide wood imperfections. But we believe a fine wooden musical instrument deserves something better. Through the years, we've developed the proprietary Colorglo finish system to offer better protection against dings while retaining the warm feel of wood. It takes a great deal more time and effort...coat after coat is hand rubbed with litterally weeks of drying time. The final result is a mirror-like surface that will accept a lifetime of wear and tear. 200 Series guitars are offered in Jetglo black and are extensively clearcoated for the deepest, richest appearance."
200 Series Features
Bridge Assembly: Premium gold or chrome plated throughout. Each string rests on a saddled roller. String repositioning in all axes is possible. Strings may be held by slots near the body or threaded through the tailpiece portion, thus changing the string angle for different sounds.
Pickups: While having only a single coil, this new design offers humbucking-like tonal possibilities. The entire width of the pickup is used for string sensing, eliminating warm or dead notes. Extemely high output design for overdrive effects with unusually wide spectral response. Both pickups have height adjustment from rear.
Body Contour: Standard and deluxe models are full cutaway versions, with easy access to the highest frets. The traditional shape has been updated for superb balance and elegant appearance. Standard models are edge contoured, while deluxe models have wide white binding on the front and rear.
Output Jack and Electronic Model: All control electronics are placed in a shielded container recessed in the rear of the guitar. Instant field replacement is possilbe with only a screwdriver. The output connector hides out of sight in a slot to conceal even the largest of cord plugs.
Double Truss Rods: A modern version of the classic Rickenbacker neck rod is utilized. A rod on each side of the neck allows separate treble and bass side adjustment. The hardened steel rods may be replaced in minutes at low cost even thought the necessity is rather unlikely. Hex nuts under the nameplate are conveniently accessible.
Tuning Keys: Both bass and guitar keys are of premium German quality, designed for smooth, precise tuning. Fine polishing and plating for rich appearance. Lightweight design to keep head weight to a minimum. Bass keys have removable gears for cleaning and replacement ease."
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