This guitar was one of a series of exports produced in February 1966 in response to the request of Rose Morris for a change in color from the standard Fireglo finish. What emerged was a red-to-black “Redburst” finish. This guitar shows playing wear and has a Rickenbacker case that has been custom-lined with green plush material. This guitar is depicted and discussed on pages 198 and 199 of the Rickenbacker Book (2021). The model 1997 in its construction is essentially a model 330 with an f-hole instead of the slash soundhole.