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 Post subject: 360/12C63
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:36 pm 
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Sorry if this has been covered before. Does the 360/12C63 have the old style truss rods or the new style? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: 360/12C63
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:44 pm 
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Well, they went pretty far to get as accurate as possible, so I'm gonna say Old style Truss Rod


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 Post subject: Re: 360/12C63
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:48 pm 
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not only is it the painted back plexi like the vintage ones, it also has the rounded off tip like harrisons had.


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 Post subject: Re: 360/12C63
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:52 pm 
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not only is it the painted back plexi like the vintage ones, it also has the rounded off tip like harrisons had.


you talking truss rod cover? we're talking truss rods themselves.


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 Post subject: Re: 360/12C63
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:55 pm 
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not only is it the painted back plexi like the vintage ones, it also has the rounded off tip like harrisons had.


you talking truss rod cover? we're talking truss rods themselves.


oops. too little sleep and reading too fast... i was talking about the TRC. as for the truss rods themselves, not sure.


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 Post subject: Re: 360/12C63
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:57 pm 
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I'd imagine they'd be the new style. I doubt that Ric would revert back to something like the old style when it's not something that can be seen and felt when playing.


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 Post subject: Re: 360/12C63
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That's the one thing we didn't do- reissue the truss rod. You can't see it, so we chose function over form in this case.


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 Post subject: Re: 360/12C63
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:30 am 
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That's the one thing we didn't do- reissue the truss rod. You can't see it, so we chose function over form in this case.


A smart move! It's like rewriting history, going back and fixing what wasen't at it's best!


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 Post subject: Re: 360/12C63
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:12 am 
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Yeah. I can't imagine that they'd go back and make everything perfect on the outside of the guitar and then go back to a technically inferior system. It kinda defeats the purpose. Now you have the best of both worlds and a neck that will have the feel of a vintage guitar without the potential for the neck problems and difficulties.


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 Post subject: Re: 360/12C63
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:36 am 
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Yeah. I can't imagine that they'd go back and make everything perfect on the outside of the guitar and then go back to a technically inferior system. It kinda defeats the purpose. Now you have the best of both worlds and a neck that will have the feel of a vintage guitar without the potential for the neck problems and difficulties.


lennon21182...I think I understand your meaning, however I wouldn't say that the truss rods in the '63 360/12 owned by George Harrison are part of a "technically inferior system." It was state of the art in '63 and in the years to follow, Rickenbacker has improved the truss rods and the 360/12C63 models have the benefit of this improvement.

I also haven't ever heard of any neck problems and difficulties with George's '63 Rick or another famous '63 Rickenbacker 12-string owned by Mike Campbell. These guitars have been played plenty through the years and have stood the test of time. A testimony to their construction "All Those Years Ago."


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