JAPAN: Custom-Built 381 with F-Hole
This was a commission from a well-respected Japanese collector. He gave me a long list of items that he wanted incorporated into his "dream guitar", and I was both happy and challenged to accommodate his wishes!
He wanted very ornate grain, a special wider neck with a 5 degree negative neck angle (so the guitar would "tuck in" closer to his body when he held it) an "F" sound hole, and a top without a pickguard. Additionally, he wanted it finished in a multi-colored burst to match his favorite Gibson.
This instrument is very special and unique in the world of Rickenbacker guitars. The hardware and body back and sides are the only parts left from the original guitar!