I agree with David above, but don't have 12 Surfie (yet!).How do the surfcasters sound compared to Rics? I have seen quite a few videos comparing Danelectros and Rics, but nothing on the Surfacasters.
I suspect if you strung it Reverse-Ric, jacked the treble, and laid in some chorus, you'd be close.
Since I'm a card-carrying anti-Gibson guy, my Greenburst Kokocaster is the best substitute when that tone is needed.