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Author:  Hoghacker [ Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:44 am ]
Post subject:  74 480

Can anyone give me the official colors for a 74 480? I have been told it was Burgungy Glow, and it is definatley dark red, no shading. Thanks to all!

Author:  RICandVOX [ Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 74 480

Hoghacker wrote:
Can anyone give me the official colors for a 74 480? I have been told it was Burgungy Glow, and it is definatley dark red, no shading.


In 1974, Burgundy (BG) was a color choice for a 480.

Author:  cjj [ Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 74 480

Other color choices were Mapleglo, Fireglo, Jetglo, Azureglo, White, and Walnut. If yours is a dark, semi-transparent red (you should be able to see some grain through the finish), is is almost certainly Burgundy.

Pictures would help ID it for sure...

Author:  Hoghacker [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 74 480

Thanks to all for the quick answers. It is defintly BG, deep but grainy, less grainy than my Les Paul quilt top. You would think that owning it from day one, I would remember that! Never mind, I slept since then.

Author:  Spike [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 74 480

cjj wrote:
Other color choices were Mapleglo, Fireglo, Jetglo, Azureglo, White, and Walnut. If yours is a dark, semi-transparent red (you should be able to see some grain through the finish), is is almost certainly Burgundy.


Was White an official color choice? I've seen a couple White 480's but always assumed it was a custom job considering they're even more scarce than AzureGlo or Walnut 480's.

Author:  cjj [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 74 480

According to the Rittor book, white was a color choice in 1957 and then again from 1970 until 1999...

Author:  RICandVOX [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 74 480

cjj wrote:
Was White an official color choice? I've seen a couple White 480's but always assumed it was a custom job considering they're even more scarce than AzureGlo or Walnut 480's.


As I recall, Rickenbacker offered Standard Colors (including Burgundy) and Custom Colors which included White (WHT). There was an additional charge for a finish in a "Custom Color."

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