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 Post subject: Chrome Ricky
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:07 pm 
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Would anyone know if there's ever been a metal version of any Ric made? I saw an aluminium custom stratalike online one day and also Tom Bellamy of Muse has 2 metal-body guitars that look AMAZING! I just wondered if anyone's ever made a metal Ric, how much did it cost to make? If not, and if it's cheap enough (I'd probably be lucky to hear that), would anyone make one?

hmmm... An aluminuim 620/12 sounds rather tasty......


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome Ricky
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:10 am 
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Would anyone know if there's ever been a metal version of any Ric made? I saw an aluminium custom stratalike online one day and also Tom Bellamy of Muse has 2 metal-body guitars that look AMAZING! I just wondered if anyone's ever made a metal Ric, how much did it cost to make? If not, and if it's cheap enough (I'd probably be lucky to hear that), would anyone make one?

hmmm... An aluminuim 620/12 sounds rather tasty......


That'd be Matt Bellamy. His guitars are made by Hugh Manson.

James Trussart makes metal-bodied guitars, you might wanna check him out.


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome Ricky
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:31 am 
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Would anyone know if there's ever been a metal version of any Ric made? I saw an aluminium custom stratalike online one day and also Tom Bellamy of Muse has 2 metal-body guitars that look AMAZING! I just wondered if anyone's ever made a metal Ric, how much did it cost to make? If not, and if it's cheap enough (I'd probably be lucky to hear that), would anyone make one?

hmmm... An aluminuim 620/12 sounds rather tasty......


That'd be Matt Bellamy. His guitars are made by Hugh Manson.

James Trussart makes metal-bodied guitars, you might wanna check him out.


I was working from memory then about mr Bellamy. lol It was either Tom or Matt.

Any websites I could visit?

EDIT: Found James Trussart's website


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome Ricky
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:47 am 
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Would anyone know if there's ever been a metal version of any Ric made? I saw an aluminium custom stratalike online one day and also Tom Bellamy of Muse has 2 metal-body guitars that look AMAZING! I just wondered if anyone's ever made a metal Ric, how much did it cost to make? If not, and if it's cheap enough (I'd probably be lucky to hear that), would anyone make one?

hmmm... An aluminuim 620/12 sounds rather tasty......



Well there was the Rickenbacker ("Rickenbacher" back then?)/Electro Model B "chrome penguin" lap steel... not "all metal" by any means - the body was black bakelite, but the panels which cover most of the face were, or at least appear to have been, chrome...


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome Ricky
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:05 pm 
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I saw an aluminum 8 string bass with Ric pickups on ebay about 6 months ago ... it was kind of pricey ...

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 Post subject: Re: Chrome Ricky
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:46 am 
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Whilst I love the idea of a metal 4003, I have to wonder about the provenance of the strap that could support the chap...


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome Ricky
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Whilst I love the idea of a metal 4003, I have to wonder about the provenance of the strap that could support the chap...


Simple, buy some chains and use them as the strap.


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome Ricky
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:46 am 
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One of his guitars has an aluminium front panel applied.

The mirror finish with (10 lasers in it) has a plastic 'mirror' material bonded onto the body, and I beleive that Sims (a London company) did another chrome finish for him.

How cool would a chrome / mirror ric 620 be (to me very)

Rob...


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome Ricky
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:53 am 
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Wasn't the frying pan made of metal?


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome Ricky
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:33 pm 
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It doesn't look like it was metal.

Interestingly, I haven't had a response from anyone I've email who make metal body electric guitars... Both annoying and it leaves me wondering if there are ANY lefty metal body guitars anywhere


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