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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:04 am 
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I think he had a Burgundy-glo model on the cover of "In the City." Also, he played a Maple-glo 360/12 very effectively on songs like "Funeral Pyre." In fact, I feel that he kind of set a new direction for Rick 12-string playing with that song. I think this is the same guitar pictured on the back of the Style Council album "My Favorite Shop."

I've seen pictures of Paul playing a Model 1997 (on the back of "Snap!") and of course his famous "Wham!!" pop-art 330. I guess, at least in my mind, he's an artist I associate with Rickenbackers in general, not just a particular example. But I felt that his black Rick was so iconic, and it would be a fairly easy model for Rickenbacker to reproduce


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:07 pm 
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(I associate Weller much more w/ stock FG330 and JG330s w/ white guards than the black on black shown in the picture).


Precisely why a Weller model would be somewhat pointless. PW played a stock 70's 330FG for most of the Jam period. Apart from a signature on the pickguard, there would be nothing distinguisable about such a model.


True; the only difference is that those era Ricks were X-braced and had thicker tops, and usually had the smaller peg head and Kluson-ish tuners.

At least one of PW's Rick's was a 21 fretter, but for the most part it was the 24 fret models I described. `70s era and early `80s models that fit that description are out there, though a bit more pricey than a new 330, but likely far less cash than a RI model would be. Worth the cash, IMO; I have a WB model from that era-same shape, just with all the bells and whistles of a deluxe model, and the thicker top and X bracing give the guitar some nice sustain and unique character. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:00 pm 
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Here's a webpage on the Rick resource about Paul's Ricks. I think the Rick at the bottom labelled a Maple-glo Model 1997 should be a 1996, with what looks to be a custom pickguard.

http://www.rickresource.com/rrp/jam.html

They don't show his 360/12, but notice that only one of these color photos shows a Fire-glo guitar--the Model 1997. Missing is his Fire-glo 330 with "I AM NOBODY" scratched on the upper horn.


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 10:03 am 
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I had the pleasure in seeing The Jam in early 78' at the 100 Club Oxford St London and was able to stand a few feet away from the stage.
On that occasion Paul had 3 Fireglo 330's on hand, a very vivid memory indeed!


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:14 pm 
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Clifton wrote:
Here's a webpage on the Rick resource about Paul's Ricks. I think the Rick at the bottom labelled a Maple-glo Model 1997 should be a 1996, with what looks to be a custom pickguard.

http://www.rickresource.com/rrp/jam.html

They don't show his 360/12, but notice that only one of these color photos shows a Fire-glo guitar--the Model 1997. Missing is his Fire-glo 330 with "I AM NOBODY" scratched on the upper horn.


Um, I know who has that one. . . :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 7:14 am 
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I've seen it on the RickenbackerMeUK site. There's also a picture of it in the recent "Rickenbacker 12-String" book by Paul Bacon.


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
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Here's the "I Am Nobody" 330

http://www.rickenbacker.me.uk/www.ricke ... eries.html


This site is always a treat to look at! Such an incredible collection of Ricks!


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
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Yep. :D I've had the privilege of playing a few of those;p the JG 362 Doubleneck, the FG F 12 string, the "Chet Cox Signature" 375 model, and one of the JL 12 strings. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:28 pm 
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Well, it looks like Fender beat Rickenbacker to the punch! There's a "Paul Weller Masterbuilt 1951 Nocaster Light Relic" advertised in the November 2011 Musician's Friend catalog. (See p. 15.) I know a bunch of people commented in this thread, but when I think of Paul Weller I still picture him playing a Rickenbacker, not a Fender!


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
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Just looked it up online. From what I can tell, the master builder's name happens to be Paul Weller.


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