"Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by s_mcsleazy » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:33 pm

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1980's Rickenbacker 330 (Not a 360WB, given the mono output. The binding was crudely added to the top, hence the chipping around the edge)
the official guitar of the guy that goes on every youtube video and makes the "does it djent?" joke even in 2020
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Post by postchrist » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:58 pm

MrFingers wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:56 am
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1980's Rickenbacker 330 (Not a 360WB, given the mono output. The binding was crudely added to the top, hence the chipping around the edge)
woah.... i feel like “that guy” but i actually think this is incredibly cool, lol. fanned frets are great imo.
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Post by garyptaszek » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:14 am

Kinx wrote:
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I have to confess, I would rock it as it is :D One of my all time favourite guitars is my mangled '65 Mustang ("Van Mustang") ImagevanMustang by kinx001 kinx001, on Flickr

however, definitely not for 1500 euro that guy is asking ::)
Holy shit, that’s amazing! :-*

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Post by Ceylon » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:52 am

MrFingers wrote:
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1980's Rickenbacker 330 (Not a 360WB, given the mono output. The binding was crudely added to the top, hence the chipping around the edge)
This one pisses me off more than most things in this thread, but at least the work seems to be solid, down to custom-making a wraparound. Enough thought went into it that it just makes it more annoying in that it's somewhat justified. Someone REALLY wanted this exact guitar.
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Post by mcatano » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:18 pm

There are like five rickenbackers on the planet that know how to party and that is one of them.

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Post by Unicorn Warrior » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:24 pm

mcatano wrote:
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There are like five rickenbackers on the planet that know how to party and that is one of them.
This statement is gold. I concur. It’s akin to the Ivy League destined prep from New England going through a rebellious phase. Like he moved down south and grew a mullet and became a true freebird.

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Post by mgeek » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:29 am

I don't really get what's happened to that Rickenbacker, is there a link with close ups? What model is that...the fanned frets are original right?

*edit* found it https://guitar-auctions.co.uk/portfolio ... ic-guitar/

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Post by simonhpieman » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:47 am

Apparently the neck is off a Japanese SG that was donor for the project. The work was done at 42nd st guitars after someone smashed up a blue Rick on stage. The finish apparently peeled off the neck worryingly readily and it may surprise you to know that it never intonated...

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Post by mgeek » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:38 am

simonhpieman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:47 am
Apparently the neck is off a Japanese SG that was donor for the project. The work was done at 42nd st guitars after someone smashed up a blue Rick on stage. The finish apparently peeled off the neck worryingly readily and it may surprise you to know that it never intonated...
blimey! I was wondering if it was mostly original... they did have a fanned frets model

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Post by simonhpieman » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:54 am

mgeek wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:38 am
simonhpieman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:47 am
Apparently the neck is off a Japanese SG that was donor for the project. The work was done at 42nd st guitars after someone smashed up a blue Rick on stage. The finish apparently peeled off the neck worryingly readily and it may surprise you to know that it never intonated...
blimey! I was wondering if it was mostly original... they did have a fanned frets model
Oh yeah, they did some with the frets all slanted at the same angle...

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Post by Ceylon » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:33 am

simonhpieman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:54 am
mgeek wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:38 am
simonhpieman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:47 am
Apparently the neck is off a Japanese SG that was donor for the project. The work was done at 42nd st guitars after someone smashed up a blue Rick on stage. The finish apparently peeled off the neck worryingly readily and it may surprise you to know that it never intonated...
blimey! I was wondering if it was mostly original... they did have a fanned frets model
Oh yeah, they did some with the frets all slanted at the same angle...
I think specifically the 481 model. Not sure if it ever got implemented to any noteable degree on any other guitars. But as simonhpieman asys, those weren't multi-scale and the frets were simply fanned because it was believed it'd help with easy chording.
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Post by joeSG100 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:35 am

found this incredible neck repair looking at hofners on ebay

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Post by marqueemoon » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:46 am

mcatano wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:18 pm
There are like five rickenbackers on the planet that know how to party and that is one of them.
This is another.

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Post by mackerelmint » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:44 pm

joeSG100 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:35 am
found this incredible neck repair looking at hofners on ebay

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OUTSTANDING!! :w00t:

My first acoustic guitar had a pencil with some grooves in it for a nut. There's something about really horribly fixed guitars that's kind of charming, sometimes.
This is an excellent rectangle

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Post by papa_hotel_delta » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:24 pm

I see rusty wood screws and it just says J.J. Cale to me.

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