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Author:  ej2e [ Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Pillarbox Red?

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

Author:  ricslinger [ Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pillarbox Red?

RIC did have an actual Red color from around the mid-'80s to late-'90s.

Author:  JohnHall [ Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pillarbox Red?

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.

Author:  Ain'tGotNoPokemon [ Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pillarbox Red?

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.

Author:  JohnHall [ Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:46 pm ]
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It's not a fake. The only thing in question is whether the finish is original.

Author:  Schmidt [ Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:09 am ]
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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

Author:  KennyHowes [ Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:05 am ]
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Looks like my red 330.

Author:  BlueRick [ Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:37 pm ]
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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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Author:  Ain'tGotNoPokemon [ Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pillarbox Red?

Why can't Santa Claus really exist...

Author:  cjj [ Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:37 pm ]
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Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
Why can't Santa Claus really exist...

'Cause the backlog would be even worse than it is now...

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