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ilan

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One-offs (?) on RIC's fb page
« on: December 08, 2017, 03:54:01 PM »
Rickenbacker Guitars (Official)'s facebook page profile pic now shows 4 basses, of which 3 are custom colors: British Racing Green w/checkerboard binding (the coolest imho), gold (not Desert Gold) 4003S, and Walnut (ATG?) with a rosewood pickguard and TRC and dark triangular inlays on a maple fretboard.


« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 12:23:31 PM by ilan »
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Re: One-offs (?) on RIC's fb page
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 04:58:37 PM »
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Re: One-offs (?) on RIC's fb page
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 06:19:39 PM »
Those are cool! Rickenbacker are definitely getting more in touch with their creative side, and realise that there is a ready market for short-run stuff.

The one on the far right looks almost like a homage to '70s Rickenbacker copies, only knowing RIC it will be nothing of the sort.

The gold/maple 4003S looks very tidy, in my opinion.

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Re: One-offs (?) on RIC's fb page
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 09:23:27 PM »
Love that British Racing Green.

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Re: One-offs (?) on RIC's fb page
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 09:08:26 AM »
Yes the green one is really tasty. The Autumnglo kind of looks weird with those inlays and pickguard, but maybe I can get used to that look.

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Re: One-offs (?) on RIC's fb page
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 12:34:08 PM »
The wooden pickguard reminded me of the "dumpster bass", a bubinga-topped 4003 that RIC employees have made for John Hall from a bass body that had too many flaws to be sold. They did German shoulders and checkerboard binding and the outcome was beautiful.



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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 01:08:34 PM »
Wow...! Diamond in the dumpster-dust... ;)
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Re: One-offs (?) on RIC's fb page
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 09:25:34 AM »
Those are cool! Rickenbacker are definitely getting more in touch with their creative side, and realise that there is a ready market for short-run stuff.

I think John Hall's kid is starting to take more control over there.

The green is killer, and I like the gold too. Not a fan of wood pickguards.