1968 Rickenbacker 420

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This Rickenbacker came into the shop having had its bridge replaced with a later adjustable bridge, a rough replacement pickguard installed, and the wiring altered.  The original tailpiece had been cut down to accept the new bridge but by a stroke of luck there was a bridge from 1965 420 for sale on Ebay.  Fitting the bridge required redrilling a recess in the body which had been filed previously.  The tricky part was cutting a pickguard to match the original.  The shape and controls were a close match for the original but the cutouts for pickup and bridge had to be carefully reconstructed.