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 Post subject: 60's 366/12
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:50 am 
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Hi guys,

I have already posted in rickresource.com but I guess that it wouldn't hurt to ask here as well...

~6 months ago I have purchased a 366/12 from Voltage Guitars in LA, I was told this is 67' model.

Everything looked fine, except for the jackplate which has unreadable serial number stamped on it.

I would like to know, if possible - the real SN for this guitar and to make sure as to it's authenticity (Especially after I read around this forum and found out there are so many fakes out there...!)

Handwritten using a pencil, inside the guitar (on the pocket under the pickguard) there is a serial number written.

The pictures are available at my homepage:

http://gil.disatnik.com/rick/jackplate.zip - Unreadable Jack plate
http://gil.disatnik.com/rick/pickguard.zip - Under the pickguard
http://gil.disatnik.com/rick/rest.zip - Some pics I took when I just purchased the guitar

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: 60's 366/12
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:52 pm 
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I don't think there is a serial number written inside the control cavity. It looks like the model number to me.

The guitar looks legit to me from the truss rod cover to the nickle Kluson Deluxe tuners. Nice guitar!

I expect you'll have some soldering to do with at least one of the connections on one of the pots.

Nice hires photos!


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 Post subject: Re: 60's 366/12
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:17 am 
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Thanks for the reply.

As for the cable - I know - when I opened it one of the cables just popped as soon as I turned the pickguard.
Not a biggie.

As for the serial, if you'll look you'll see it says something like "GB 071" at the bottom of the cavity on img_5850 and img_5851.
(The GB could also read GE or GF which matches the date code on the pots).


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 Post subject: Re: 60's 366/12
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:07 pm 
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GB 071 makes it February 1967 for a date of manufacture.


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 Post subject: Re: 60's 366/12
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:40 pm 
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Umm, thanks, but I know how to use the serial calculator (and I actually know how to do the characters math for instruments from the 60's myself).

The pots dates are somewhat later than Feb 67' which make GE or GF sound better (so it also fits the pots dating).

I guess I will just have to wait for a response from Rickenbacker themselves.

Thanks again.


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