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 Post subject: Which Rick is this?
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:37 am 
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Can someone please identify this guitar. It looks like a 350v63 with a Ac'cent vibrato. The 355v63 does not exist. I know by the serial number that this guitar was built in June of 1986. Is it a 325v63 with a full scale 21 fret neck? I would like to sell this guitar but don't know what to call it.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Rick is this?
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:17 am 
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To me it looks like a 350v63 with an accent vibrato.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Rick is this?
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:37 am 
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I bought this guitar in January 1987 at Sam Ash. The invoice says 325. It does look like a 350v63 but the vibrato is stock and from what I've read the 350v63 did not come with a vibrato. Is this a real oddball I've got?


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 Post subject: Re: Which Rick is this?
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:47 am 
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The picture looks just like a 325v63. Are you sure that this is a full scale guitar?

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 Post subject: Re: Which Rick is this?
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:58 am 
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It's a 350V63 with an Ac'cent vibrato. Full scale - look at the spacing of the pickups, the number of fingerboard dots and the relative position of the upper strap button to the frets.

If the Ac'cent is stock, it was probably ordered specially like that - back then, there were extra options that aren't available now (eg Toaster pickups on many models). You can tell for sure if you take it off - if there are extra screw holes under the bracket it's not strictly original.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Rick is this?
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To my eyes, the neck looks full scale
Perhaps Mr. Hall could comment?


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 Post subject: Re: Which Rick is this?
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Full scale - look at the spacing of the pickups, the number of fingerboard dots and the relative position of the upper strap button to the frets.

Yes, of course, sorry.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Rick is this?
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I bought this guitar in January 1987 at Sam Ash. The invoice says 325.


The invoice is incorrect because a 325 is a short scale guitar and your guitar is full scale.

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It does look like a 350v63 but the vibrato is stock and from what I've read the 350v63 did not come with a vibrato.


A 350V63 could have been ordered with an Accent Vibrato as an option which would make these guitars a 350V63VB model.

In 1990, Rickenbacker introduced short scale and full scale John Lennon Limited Edition models including a 355JL VB that had a similar full scale body style and came with an Accent Vibrato.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Rick is this?
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i've listed it on eBay (mistakenly) as a 325v63. Oops.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Rick is this?
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You're selling it!?!! Oh, for shame, and such a nice guitar too.


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