You have no idea how badly I want this cheap Rickenbacker ripoff.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by 3-Chord-Genius, May 14, 2020.

  1. 3-Chord-Genius

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    What’s stopping you?
     
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    Buy it and replace the ugly tailpiece. I bet it'll sound great.
     
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    Talk about neck dive...
     
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    The fact that I just saw it 2 minutes before starting this thread, so I need to calm down for a day or so to make sure I really have to have it. Well, of course I have to have it. But do I need it?
     
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    don't do it. save up and buy a real one. they can be obtained at sale prices if you are patient.
     
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    Not going to spend $3,000 on a guitar. The days of being able to toss $$$ around like that for me are long gone.
     
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    Yeah, don’t do it.. Get a Danelectro 12 string and save up or sell your kidney or something.
     
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    understood. it sounds like it has to be a 12-string? you can score a 6 stringer Ric for maybe 1200-1400 USD on a good day

     
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    Danelectro will get you close. I've owned both. But if you just need to scratch an itch - the HB or Danelectro will do.
     
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    Danelectro sounds like something worth looking into.
     
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    My Danoelectro is pictured on the right. It's a great playing and sounding guitar, and was reasonably priced.

    12 String.JPG
     
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    I had a Rick 620 solidbody 12 string. I had to sell it, 'cause the neck is too narrow at the nut to play open chords without your finger muting the adjacent strings, and I have really skinny fingers. I had a Hamer Prototype 12 with the triple coil pickup that was much better playing. Of course, I don't have it anymore either. shmvh0ec8zhi1qwfuzwd.jpg
     
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    I've heard nothing but good things about those Danelectro twelve strings. Must... resist...
     
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    Holy moly. I was never a Hamer fan but that is so freakin’ cool looking. You know that, right?
     
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    It's yours !!!

    Got plastic ???
     
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    I have a Ric 330-12, but if I didn't, I'd probably buy the Danelectro... great electric 12 for the money.
     
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    How about an Italia 12 string? I had one for several years and I really liked it. They look a lot like Rics too.
     
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    Of coarse you don’t NEED it, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy it ;)

    I will say though, take a look at the Dano ones too. They are killer guitars. My DC59 six string has been my #1 for many years.
     
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    That said it’s not often you see a inexpensive Ric copy. It does look cool as all get out
     
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