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1973 480 good for large hands?
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Author:  alexvonroon [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:46 pm ]
Post subject:  1973 480 good for large hands?

I was wondering, does anyone know, how the nut is on a 480 from 1973? I am 6.3 ft tall and have long fingers. Which Rick would be the best for me? I had tried the 660 but it was kind of tough in some areas.

Also how come the 480 is not listed on the History Page? Thanks in advance, Alexx

Author:  8MilesHigher [ Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:04 pm ]
Post subject:  1973 480 good for large hands?

Hi Alex

I am 6'4" with big hands and I also have a 1973 480 model. Of the eight Rics I own, I think this '73 has the slimmest neck of all of them. Yes, its a little crowded when making a first postion "A" chord. But I guess I am partial to the slim necks, and have adapted, because I also have the wide neck 650 and 660-12 models but I always gravitate to the slim neck ones.

Each and every Rickenbacker neck has a slightly different feel to them.... part of the beauty of these fine guitars.

Author:  Spike [ Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1973 480 good for large hands?

If you found the 660 uncomfortable you won't like the 480, which has the narrowest neck of any Rickenbacker guitar I have tried with a width of around 1.59"

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