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 Post subject: Pillarbox Red?
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:02 pm 
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I scan e-bay listings from time to time and came across something I'd not seen: a listing for a Rickenbacker 330 in "Pillarbox Red." It had black binding and was, apparently, from 1991. It looked cool in an Earl Scheib kind of way, but is it a genuine company color? See it at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage91-Ricke ... 509wt_1086


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 Post subject: Re: Pillarbox Red?
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:38 pm 
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RIC did have an actual Red color from around the mid-'80s to late-'90s.


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We did have a color like this and generally the hardware and binding was black as pictured. However, judging from the pictures I can't say for sure this is the original finish on this guitar . . . it looks a little rougher than I would expect. But the color is certainly right.


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If at all possible, can you request a headstock shot? I did see a Ric copy with this exact color in a guitar magazine a few years ago.

I don't know anything about the dealer or seller, so I can't be sure if my conjecture is out of place. Forgive me if it is.


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It's not a fake. The only thing in question is whether the finish is original.


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I think the color is done by Rickenbacker - even a little rougher... I say that because the blue plush lining in the case is also "a little rougher" compared to the blue plush in my case (and pictures generally). I believe rougher means slightly more "flourcent" or "beaming" or... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Pillarbox Red?
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Looks like my red 330.


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 Post subject: Re: Pillarbox Red?
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Did someone say "RED"?! I've heard John Hall refer to the color as "fire engine red" as well.
This one was originally MG, but after watching Kenny play his RED 330 at a number of shows, I couldn't resist.
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