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 Post subject: Special 620 0r 625
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:19 am 
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Back in the '60's I was taking lessons from a small guitar studio in Tiffin, OH. The instructor was also a dealer for Rickenbacker guitars and got me turned on to these guitars. I remember the instructor had a 620/625, (I'm not sure which model) that was made out of koa wood. If I remember correctly, she said it was given to her by a factory rep. I have never seen another Rick made of this wood. Does any person at Rickenbacker know of this or is there a record of this somewhere? I'm just curious.
Thanks for listening and any help you might give.
RG


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 Post subject: Re: Special 620 0r 625
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:54 am 
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Most likely a 625 if it was a 60s model... Meaning it had an accent vibrato.

What colour was it? natural wood?

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 Post subject: Re: Special 620 0r 625
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:52 am 
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Thanks for responding. It was natural Koa wood. A real beauty. I guess I didn't realize that Rickenbacker was on vacation this week. Hopefully, when they return someone at Ric will have some info.

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 Post subject: Re: Special 620 0r 625
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:44 am 
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Koa? Might have been walnut.

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 Post subject: Re: Special 620 0r 625
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:36 pm 
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Sounds like a really cool guitar! Shame you did not grab a picture of it!!

I love 620s myself - they are my favorite Rickenbacker...

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67 FG 625
74 JG 4000
76 JG 430
77 JG 620
77 JG 320
79 JG 4001
80 FG 620/12
81 BG 480
91 JG 610
02 BG 620

Amps -
78 TR7
83 TR25


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 Post subject: Re: Special 620 0r 625
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:43 pm 
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Sadly long gone I bet... Just looking seems like only Forte Music is left in Tiffin OH - and they only go back to 1987 are not a RIC Dealership.

Might be nice to research who this teacher was.. The guitar might be under a bed somewhere... lol

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A Rickenbacker Fan in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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67 FG 625
74 JG 4000
76 JG 430
77 JG 620
77 JG 320
79 JG 4001
80 FG 620/12
81 BG 480
91 JG 610
02 BG 620

Amps -
78 TR7
83 TR25


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 Post subject: Re: Special 620 0r 625
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:33 am 
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I know where the guitar is and I'm working on a picture. Hope to share it ASAP. I was just wondering if anyone at Ric home office knew of this guitar. I guess I should not have posted on vacation week.
RG


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 Post subject: Re: Special 620 0r 625
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:15 am 
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To my knowledge, no RIC has ever been made with Koa. Some have conceivably been made with Mahogany or Walnut, which filled and finished might have some resemblance to Koa.


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