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Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2017, 09:48:40 AM »
Even Punky Meadows had a song written about him... :mrgreen:

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Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2017, 02:44:55 PM »
And how would pink paisley look on a 4001/3?

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Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2017, 06:28:50 PM »
I thought it was autobiographical...    ;D



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Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2017, 08:39:54 PM »
What's next, an Aerosmith song on a WalMart commercial?  Oh wait, that's already happened...... :o
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Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2017, 06:18:51 AM »
I heard "In The Court of the Crimson King" (the original KC version) on muzak at a restaurant we frequent!  :o

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Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2017, 10:23:06 AM »
Even Punky Meadows had a song written about him... :mrgreen:

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Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2017, 01:54:43 PM »
I thought it was autobiographical...    ;D



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Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2017, 10:58:41 AM »
Here's a very rare (one off? Paul?) '79 LH/FG/BT on eBay. Only the plastic parts (pickguard, TRC, body and neck binding) are black, the metal parts are chrome. IMHO it looks way better than the current prototype.


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Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2017, 07:16:09 AM »
Only the plastic parts (pickguard, TRC, body and neck binding) are black, the metal parts are chrome. IMHO it looks way better than the current prototype.

I do like the current one, but totally agree - the '79 is gorgeous. Chrome baby!

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Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2017, 07:58:01 AM »
It's hard to say "one off" and Rickenbacker in the same sentence anymore. WOW! This being a '79 4001 explains why it doesn't have the blackened hardware as that didn't come around until 1985 (possibly late '84), but what is unusual about this is that the NECK has black binding. Most 4001 that have black binding have it on the body only, with white binding on the neck. But "never say never" and here is the proof. And a lefty at that. Fireglo with black binding is unusual enough. WOW!
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Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2017, 07:38:34 AM »
but what is unusual about this is that the NECK has black binding. Most 4001 that have black binding have it on the body only, with white binding on the neck.

That IS odd for something that old. My white '79 with black binding had white on the neck.

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« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2017, 06:54:42 PM »
I wrote to the seller (through the listing) and asked if he could send his photos to me for use in the "maybe someday" 3rd Edition of the book. But radio silence.
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Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2017, 04:00:17 PM »
That ebony board on a Ric looks plain weird and I don't see what aural benefits it would bring either.

The pink one I like because it is a nice pastel pink, not a garish one - like that obscene Stingray.
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Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2017, 10:55:06 AM »
RIC posted this to fb and Twitter: "A prototype finished today. General production worthy or nah?"



There's also a pinkish 4003. RIC used the hashtag #mykindoftownchicago so my guess is these will be sold by CME.



I like the blackout effect actually.  Cool  look.