Ric build, but one burning question remains... (any ric guitar owners out there?)

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  1. Mr. Freddy

    Mr. Freddy TDPRI Member

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    I know this isn't a tele build, but I started a 325 build in 2013, before kid 2 of 3 came along. Life before 3 kids.jpg
    It got shelved, and now everyone is independent enough for me to get out to the woodshed again. So cleaning out the garage I found a body cut, routed, and hogged out, fingerboard and neck blank, templates I had made, etc. This will be my summer project and I am excited everything is all still there. But...

    I don't have access to a ric and the internet cannot provide me the answer to this burning question: The ric neck is glued from the back and has a significant rise above the body, but how much is that rise from the body to the top of the fretboard? Anyone know? I assume any guitar with toasters must have the same general plan to accommodate this style of pickup.

    Any help is appreciated!

    Thanks-Mark
     
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    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    Can't help you there, but you got me to thinking.....how awesome would a Ric-shaped body with Telecaster hardware and headstock be? Especially with the "cats eye" sound hole?
     
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    dogmeat Tele-Afflicted

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    mock it up. My Ric (650 C) is prolly different because it has mini humbuckers but I'll measure it if you like
     
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    milocj Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    If you haven't gotten an answer by tomorrow afternoon I can get you the measurements from my 325 and 350. Just don't have access to them now.
     
  5. trancedental

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    You need to check your chosen pickups exact height & size before cutting your neck joint & fitting to the body / cutting out the body joint, don't forget Ric toaster type pups have grommets underneath so you have to allow for this height as well. You could also use p90 types or some similar Gretsch style single coils.

    Ric pups are also a different height to the copy versions plus you also need to check your bridge saddle string height. The neck body angle is straightforward mortise joint with no angle.

    I suggest getting a scrap of wood & fitting your pups, grommets & bridge all together, you can then measure the height. The pup & bridge heights will be different depending on brands & types used for the build.
     
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  6. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

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    It's not neck through? I always assumed those were. My 600 series is.
     
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    trancedental Tele-Meister

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    300 series are semi bodies, with hollowed out cavities & a back piece cap. Set in neck / body joint glued in.

    Most Ric basses & some of their solid guitars have neck- through designs which continue along the length of the body.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set-in_neck
     
  8. Chuckster

    Chuckster Tele-Holic

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    Banning Guitars kinda beat you to it... Check out their Heartbreaker.

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  9. Chuckster

    Chuckster Tele-Holic

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    I have a 360-6 and a 330-12... Not sure measurements from that body style will help you, but I can give you info when I return from vacation on Monday.
     
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    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'll go measure my 610-12...

    The center of the fingerboard is 3/4" above the deck.
     
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    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

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    My RIC 325C64 is 35/64" from the top of the body to the top of the end of the fretboard.
     
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    I am SO happy to see this.First I love short-scales and the very rare 12 string version of this inspired a certain build around here lol.Also, for once Ricky had an excuse for a narrow neck LMFAO

    Keep it coming,GFS New YorkII pickups are my choice, love to hear your details :D
     
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  14. Mr. Freddy

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    Thanks for all the tips and replies everyone, I am going to post a build thread on this tomorrow if anyone is interested.
     
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    I am
     
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    Me too.
     
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    As a young Beatle maniac I wanted one of these SO bad. It was just my size lol
     
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