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Author:  ADNutt73 [ Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:27 am ]
Post subject:  Old Rare Rick?!!

In 1967 I purchased a used 330/6 in Fireglow. In recent years I discovered my Ric was either a copy which I strongly doubted or an oddity, read rare?? Today I discovered on ebay what I had long searched for. AmericanGuitar&Band, a store in Minnesota has a 1965 330 in maple that has the same type sticker etc that mine has. They call it a custom or prototype model. I had long suspected something like this but had no proof. Their ser# appears to be 4510. Mine is 4501. Still the fastest and smoothest neck I have ever stroked. I tried to attach a file w/pic but was told it is too big. Oh well, at least I know what i have.

Author:  BlueRick [ Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Rare Rick?!!

Your computer likely has a software tool in your photo viewing program that will allow you to compress the photo. Google "How do I compress a phot file in ________?" to learn how, then please post a photo of your guitar. good to hear you bought the real deal.

Author:  Ontario_RIC_fan [ Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Rare Rick?!!

And what is on the Jackplate??

Author:  ADNutt73 [ Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Rare Rick?!!

Ontario_RIC_fan wrote:
And what is on the Jackplate??

There is nothing on the jackplate. It is probably one of the prototypes for the modern 330 that Rickenbacker built from the Capri. I don't know where AmericanGuitar&Band got their info but they sound very sure and are a very respected music store. I am trying to find out from them how they discovered the info about the custom, prototype models. The fellow I bought the guitar from had an odd story about the instrument but I can't remember the details. Too many years. My next step is to go into the electronics, "ie", pots, etc. I hate to mess with it as I have done nothing except change strings and play for 44 yrs. It has had some hiding under the bed time for several years.

Author:  iiipopes [ Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Rare Rick?!!

Pix! We want pix!

Author:  ADNutt73 [ Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Rare Rick?!!

I tried to post a link to Photobucket and it appeared that a horrendous mess was fixing to post so I canceled it. However I am pretty sure I can post an ADNutt73 wants to share this album, if anyone is interested enough. ADNutt73@aol.com Thanks for the interest and help. Especially BlueRick. I tried the downsizing of pics but I think I am going to have to invest in another computer. Continued probs.

Author:  Schmidt [ Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Rare Rick?!!

ADNutt73 wrote:
I tried to post a link to Photobucket and it appeared that a horrendous mess was fixing to post so I canceled it. However I am pretty sure I can post an ADNutt73 wants to share this album, if anyone is interested enough. ADNutt73@aol.com Thanks for the interest and help. Especially BlueRick. I tried the downsizing of pics but I think I am going to have to invest in another computer. Continued probs.


It's an e-mail address you've posted... But how difficult is to compare your guitar with thousands of pictures of as many Rickenbackers on the web... :idea:

Author:  S4001 [ Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Rare Rick?!!

It looks nice. I can't see what would be custom out of the ordinary on it, but I haven't seen those stickers before, either. I can't imagine many of them would have survived anyway.

Author:  Ain'tGotNoPokemon [ Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Rare Rick?!!

Schmidt wrote:
ADNutt73 wrote:
I tried to post a link to Photobucket and it appeared that a horrendous mess was fixing to post so I canceled it. However I am pretty sure I can post an ADNutt73 wants to share this album, if anyone is interested enough. ADNutt73@aol.com Thanks for the interest and help. Especially BlueRick. I tried the downsizing of pics but I think I am going to have to invest in another computer. Continued probs.


It's an e-mail address you've posted... But how difficult is to compare your guitar with thousands of pictures of as many Rickenbackers on the web... :idea:

He seems to want the professional answer. ;)

Author:  JohnHall [ Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Rare Rick?!!

It may be old but it's not rare, nor is it a prototype. There was a period of time when that sticker was used on some guitars in lieu of stamping the jackplate.

The statement on the music store site is just so much tripe and hype. The guitar they have is a bog standard production unit of that era, one of many.

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