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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Double Stop, Jul 18, 2021.
Wow, love this, love 12 strings, love the Byrds. Enjoy!
Oh lord.....my dream!
That’s a beautiful Rick you’ve got there, too! Thanks for the tip on the strings. I will definitely try those!
Thank you very much! Yes, the wider neck sure is comfy. I love the colors on yours. Is that a Robyn Hitchcock autograph I see on there? How cool!
Good eye... Robyn on the 330-12 and Johnny Marr on the 360-6.
I have always wanted a Rick, and yours is stunning. I AM JEALOUS.
And don't forget The Hollies, Jefferson Airplane, Queen, The Smiths, REM, Rod Stewart, Herman's Hermits, Supertramp, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, and RUSH!!
A Ricky 12 is an itch I still haven’t scratched.
Time’s a waistin’!
Oh, that’s even cooler! I didn’t notice the Johnny Marr autograph initially. That’s really special.
The 360/12 is one of those guitars that I thought I always wanted, untill I got one. Between the tiny neck and the course layout (not ideal for finger picking) it just didn't last much past the first re-stringing.
I do hope that you find what you are looking for in yours.
I have the '97 reissue 360v64-12, which is a dead ringer for George's "Hard Day's Night" RIC. That extra 1/8 at the nut sure would be welcome, but alas, I don't have it. What I DID do was recut the nut so that the pairs are way-closer together, and it's made a big difference in the playability. Here's an old pic of mine:
Here's a song I wrote for it around 2005 or so, recorded in my spare bedroom studio...
The Rickenbacker Song
Yeah, the necks were always too skinny for me too, but that’s just me personally. A lot of players get by just fine with ‘em though.
That’s why I went with the 1993 Plus with the wider neck. It’s perfect!
I wish I had known there were wider nut models. I had a 620/12 which I loved, except I never, ever, ever mastered clean first position chords. My C always had a G# and an A chord squooshed my fingers together in unnatural ways. Combined with the thinness of the neck front to back, I just couldn't hack it. Otherwise a lovely guitar.
Now I have a $400 Danelectro, strung with flats. Works for me, but it ain't pretty.
Congrats on the Rickenbacker. It’s beautiful!
Congrats. one day I will get me a Ric too
Congrats on your beautiful Rickenbacker!
One of my brothers had a Ric 360-12, either a c63 or v64. It was like George's Ric. He let me borrow it for a while.
I think you have to more or less dedicate yourself to this instrument, though.
Thank you! Yes, having brief dalliances with 12-strings in the past, I knew what to expect. But you’re absolutely right about the dedication bit, especially since I’ve only owned 6-string electrics up to now. It will certainly take me a while to acclimate but the journey is the best part.
That’s a really nice color actually. Reminds me a bit of the “Montezuma Brown” color they offered for a limited time which I quite liked.
Nice color, so is Autumnglo. Sometimes one color description overlaps into another and, like mine, can be confusing.
The 1993 Plus in the original photo in this thread does not have that problem and is definitely fireglo!