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 Post subject: Ric Cases
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:43 pm 
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One of the details I love about Rickenbacker is the blue lining of Ric hardcases. In fact, I don't think I've seen a Ric HC without that blue interior. For how long has blue been the colour of the case lining?


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 Post subject: Re: Ric Cases
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:37 pm 
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I've seen red, black, a purplish color, orange, and I've got a 1984 that has a brown color lining...


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 Post subject: Re: Ric Cases
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:42 pm 
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The blue interior has been around for decades. Check out the red interior on this early 60's case.

http://www.rickenbacker.com/gallery_ima ... _year=1961


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 Post subject: Re: Ric Cases
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:03 pm 
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The blue is beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: Ric Cases
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:11 pm 
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craigh wrote:
The blue is beautiful.

Craig



Yes especially Midnite blue,,,or in Aus speak Midnight blue on a Ric
Then you can put it in the matching case vintage case

An Orange would look good with a FG AG as in the photo, it would really clash with a MID Ric


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 Post subject: Re: Ric Cases
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:54 am 
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They've been blue for a long time now but they were red for many years as well. Along the way there's been just about every color, dependent upon the case supplier at the time and the availability of lining material.

My favorite ones were a royal purple color but it was the texture that was most appealing; instead of the whorehouse plush finish, it was smooth like velour. I don't know the story of the color but we used to have some guitar cases converted into tool kits for travel to trade shows that had the last of that fabric and they were just gorgeous.


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 Post subject: Re: Ric Cases
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:16 am 
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JohnHall wrote:
They've been blue for a long time now but they were red for many years as well. Along the way there's been just about every color, dependent upon the case supplier at the time and the availability of lining material.

My favorite ones were a royal purple color but it was the texture that was most appealing; instead of the whorehouse plush finish, it was smooth like velour. I don't know the story of the color but we used to have some guitar cases converted into tool kits for travel to trade shows that had the last of that fabric and they were just gorgeous.


:lol:

I trust you don't speak from firsthand knowledge? (Just joking, no offense meant!)


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 Post subject: Re: Ric Cases
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:01 am 
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Believe it or not, that's the actual term the case and fabric makers use to describe this material. Seems it's used to describe some furniture upholstery as well.


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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:00 pm 
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The great info we learn here. LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Ric Cases
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:28 pm 
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I have two with black lining (`84 and `89). The rest are blue.


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