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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2009, 06:39:57 AM »
The mapleglo is extra nice but I just couldn't live with that super-narrow string spacing.

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2009, 08:16:04 AM »
The mapleglo is extra nice but I just couldn't live with that super-narrow string spacing.

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Mapleglo looks so much better with black plastic, though I prefer chrome metal.

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2009, 05:23:37 AM »
Not a bass but still a cool Ric: '56 Combo 400 in Cloverfield Green. Tons of pics as usual with Olivia's.


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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2009, 06:45:33 AM »
Now that's something you don't see everyday.  :o

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2009, 08:04:17 AM »
GREAT color!

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2009, 11:09:46 AM »
Looks like a bunny rabbit

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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2009, 12:46:32 PM »
^ ;D

It's known as a tulip body.
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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2009, 04:15:59 PM »
Whoah... that's different... not in a bad way either...  :mrgreen:
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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2009, 09:29:37 PM »
4002 in Mapleglo. Insane asking price. According to the seller, a recent set-up included "Tremolo mechanism cleaning and adjustment."





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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2009, 09:46:34 PM »
Does he think the bridge is a Bigsby?

Do you know of any that have sold for even half that much? You never know, though, they're rare enough that some collector just might go for it.

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2009, 07:20:44 AM »
Does he think the bridge is a Bigsby?

Do you know of any that have sold for even half that much? You never know, though, they're rare enough that some collector just might go for it.
The trem part I think was a template text he probably uses on his guitar auctions.

The asking price is insane and I have never heard of a 4002 being sold for anything remotely close to $16K. OTOH some buyers never disclose the prices they paid so I guess anything is possible. I wouldn't pay half that price even for Geddy's personal 4002.
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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2009, 10:32:50 AM »
I still think 4002's were cosmetically challenged.

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2009, 11:28:13 AM »
From the same seller: '60 4000. Asking nearly $30K, but drooling over the pics is free.


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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2009, 11:37:30 AM »
He's only going to give us one week to bid on it at that price.  :rolleyes:

Although he doesn't give the amount of Gruhn's appraisal, I wouldn't be surprised if Gruhn is still trying to prop up the vintage market with "collector grade" appraisals -- and based only on photos, not first hand evaluations. One way or another, reality will eventually win out.

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2009, 04:39:35 AM »
OTOH 4000's are not cosmetically challenged ;D.