RETRO 330 CONVERSION
The concept for this project was to take a factory-stock 330 and give it some touches to evoke the Rickenbacker origins in the German luthiers tradition. This tradition is typified in brands like Wenzel Rossmeisl's own "Roger" guitars, and other brand names like "Hopf", "Hemosch", "Hoyer", "Framus", alongside many others of the 1930s through the 1950s.
To accomplish this, the fretboard received crushed mother-of-pearl markers, and was bound in German "checkerboard" celluloid. Gold guards and nameplate were fitted, along with vintage-looking Rogan "oven" knobs.
These simple modifications yield an instrument that's a definite head turner, for a reasonable expenditure.