Board index » Just Guitars




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:43 am
Posts: 4
Location: New York
Is the 660/12 the only 12-string model with a wider neck width at the nut?


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:46 am
Posts: 372
Location: Far Side Of Nowhere
Nope, there's also the 1993 Plus. It's in the Models section under the 300 series.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:33 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:20 am
Posts: 74
1993Pus is a great guitar! I do not know why they would not make the wider neck for the standard 360/12 Ric. It just makes good business sense. But so far "No Dice"! At least you have the 660 and 1993Plus options, but I'm not getting any younger, and my hopes are fading away for this models(360/12) wider neck!


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:16 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Posts: 6
Just speculation on my part, but I'm wondering if the narrower neck and closely spaced strings on most Ric 12 strings do make a difference in the sound? I've never played a Ric 12 string with the wider neck, so I don't know for sure. But playing my Ric 330/12 versus my acoustic 12 string with a considerably wider neck, there does seem to be a difference and I don't think it's only due to the reverse octave string arrangement on the Ric.

It sounds to me like there is a more harmonic sitar-like drone effect on the Ric due to the more closely spaced strings sympathetically vibrating and even slapping against each other. Or is that just my imagination? :roll:

I don't know if that had anything to do with the decision to go with a narrower neck on most Rics. Most likely, it was just simple cost savings by using the same neck for both 6 and 12 string models. I think like many Ric 12 string players, I can live with the narrow neck since I have fairly small fingers. But I would probably prefer the wider neck if it was available on more models.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 11:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:20 am
Posts: 74
Ric12Stringer wrote:
Most likely, it was just simple cost savings by using the same neck for both 6 and 12 string models. I think like many Ric 12 string players, I can live with the narrow neck since I have fairly small fingers. But I would probably prefer the wider neck if it was available on more models.


For years I've been saying that ALL the 12 string models should have the wider nut width, and 99.9% of ALL Ric 12 string guys would prefer the wide neck, AND, Rickenbacker would sell MORE guitars to the guys who already have the narrow neck 12, AND sell more guitars to NEW Ric fans who DO NOT play Rickenbackers because the neck is too narrow, but love the sound and look of a Rickenbacker guitar!!! :o :shock:


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:36 am
Posts: 39
Location: Maryland
I have one of the 3 650s that were converted to a 12. So you have the wider neck, but also cool maple board, and bigger frets.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:18 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:00 pm
Posts: 146
Location: Central New York State
Sorry to disagree with my Rickenbrothers, but I don't see any reason for a wider neck on the 360 or other models. And like everyone else here, my fingers are much fatter than when I bought my Rick 12-string 40 years ago.

A few years ago, I bought a custom-built six-string with a wide, flat fretboard and I loved it for string-bending. But my old 360/12 plays much easier and faster, especially for sliding chords way up and down the scale. It has always been the fastest and easiest guitar I've ever played, except for a 381 I tried out once.

Since Rickenbacker now offers a 1993Plus and the 660 models, any urge to play a more spacious hollow- or solid-body guitar should be well satisfied. 8-)


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:13 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:20 am
Posts: 74
Well you and Mr. Hall seem to be on the same page, but the majority of us are not!
The wide neck should be standard on all 12 string Rics, and if you like the narrow neck, well there are plenty of them for sale because even Ric lovers eventually sell them for a more comfortable playing, wider neck!


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

Board index » Just Guitars


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 7 guests

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ
X