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 Post subject: What´s behind the names?
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:32 pm 
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I´m not so keen in english language, so it might be that I don´t understand the pointe in some names used by rickenbacker. What´s behind "Jetglo"? I can associate the mapleglo, fireglo and autumglo but "jetglo"?
I think that "montezuma brown" is just a cool name for "trans-gold-brown" with no deeper connection to the native mexican chief.(I noticed that some names of native americans or related terms are used for several products. Jeep gots "cherookee", the weaponindustiy got´s "tomahawks", rickenbacker got´s "cheyenne" basses.) Someone has alredy cleared my "dakota-question", but whats in "laguna" and "blueboy"?

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A deep solid black color is commonly referred to as being "jet black". So I assume JetGlo comes from the expression.

Actually, "trans-gold-brown" is just a cool name for "Montezuma brown".

Montezuma's revenge is a name for a certain disorder from drinking bad water, but I don't really want to make that analogy about color.

I'll let the others take a stab at blueboy and laguna!

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 Post subject: Re: What´s behind the names?
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Laguna probably comes from Laguna Beach in Florida.

Jet is a black gemstone.


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 Post subject: Re: What´s behind the names?
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I think Blue Boy comes from the custom powder blue guitars built for 'Jim Reeves and the Blue Boys' in the early 60's.

Can anyone clarify that?



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 Post subject: Re: What´s behind the names?
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:50 pm 
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I'd think the Laguna refers more to Laguna Beach in California. Much closer to Ricks home.


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 Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:23 pm 
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Jet = black (jet black)
Glo = gloss

As for Montezuma, he was known to drink copious amounts of pure Mayan CHOCOLATE. This man lived in splendor, surrounded by golden finery, and sipped pure liquid chocolate. A fitting name, bespeaking New World elegance, is Montezuma Brown.

Just forget about the rampant human sacrifice, cannabalism, and brutal expansionism of Montezuma's empire. :)
The Spanish who conquered him brought the guitar across the Atlantic for us, didn't they?

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 Post subject: Re: What´s behind the names?
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Glo = gloss


In 'ancient' Ric's catalogs glo = glow!

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 Post subject: Re: What´s behind the names?
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Ahh, that makes sense. I never did put the "Montezuma" and "chocolate" reference together.

Actually I was having trouble getting past MMM's unstated and rather troubling "gastric complaint" analogy!!!


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 Post subject: Re: What´s behind the names?
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Laguna probably comes from Laguna Beach in Florida.
Never heard of it. I live in Laguna Beach, California, which is the source of the name. Of course, if I was into racing, it could have been a reference to Laguna Seca . . .

Jet Black is just English slang, I guess. Looking at Goggle, it's not all nice, I notice.

In addition to Jim Reeves, Blue Boy is also a nod to Gainsborough's painting.


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 Post subject: Re: What´s behind the names?
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I must've been thinking of CA not FL oh well... someplace warm and sunny with sand!


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