John Lennon's Rickenbacker 325 features a 20-3/4" short scale, dot fretboard inlays, and a small (12-3/4" wide) body. The body is unbound, semi-hollow (though lacking a sound hole), and boasts the "crescent moon"-style cutaways. This series is currently available only in "C" reissue form. These instruments gained prominence due to John Lennon's use of a 325 during the early years of The Beatles.
- John Lennon of The Beatles played 325s and their assorted variants all throughout his career. A replica of Lennon's 325 is available as a guitar controller for The Beatles: Rock Band.
- Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles played the 325 and its full scale variant, the model 350 (Hoffs even received her own signature version of the 350).
- Toots Thielemans used this guitar in the 1950s and may have inspired John Lennon, a fan of Toots, into buying one himself.
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