NGD my first Rickenbacker!

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  1. Pythonman

    Pythonman Senior Member

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    I've put getting one of these off far too long. I almost got the same midnight blue 350v63 7 yrs ago and let it slip. Had the opportunity to get another one the other day and pounced! Why did I put this off for so long???!! I've admired Ricks since I first saw the Beatles album covers I had back in the early 1970s. So brand new out of the box the guitars setup is perfect. Tuned up and started getting to know it. The SOUNDS man! Cool. The guitar is physically well balanced with zero neck dive issues. The neck shape is superb. Just the right touch of chunky and rounded off. A tad narrower than a Strat neck maybe but it makes all them cool Beatles chords easier to play. Yes the fretboard is all lacquered up but it's playable. The construction is impeccable. The more I play it the more I hear new things and connect with it. In 40yrs this is the most fun and excitement I have had with a new instrument.
    [​IMG]Untitled by Rick S., on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Rick S., on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Rick S., on Flickr
     
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    Gorgeous! What's the scale length on the 350? It looks longer than Lennon's 325, which was a 3/4 size.
     
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    Thanks! Scale length is 24 3/4" like a Gibson. Nut width and 12th fret width standard Rickenbacker sized. U shaped neck is real comfy tho. Put it this way, I was thinking of Rickenbackers new 1993 Plus with a wide board for the 12 strings. Now I think a regular 330/12 or 360/12 would be fine. And I do normally go for big wide necks like on the R7-R9s I've had or have and my 51 Nocaster Relic. But I really think the neck on the Rickenbacker is perfect for this guitar.
     
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    Jeremiah The Worst Premium Member

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    this thread looks familiar...

    happy NGD
     
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    jc2000 Senior Member

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    Ive never played one, that looks like a really great guitar
     
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    yeah yeah yeah :hippie:
     
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    I had a 4003S that I loved but sold it because I could never keep the neck relief correct. The double truss rods were not the answer for me.
     
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    have had my 330 for 20 years,no issues with it.thats a great color on yours too.
     
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    SWEET...! It took me many, many years before I got my second Rickenbacker. A couple of years ago I bought a 1995 JetGlo 350 also.. I had a 1991 JetGlo 360 that I ended up selling and regretted from that day on. But at least I have another one again.. 001.JPG 1991 360.jpg

    I have always loved Rickenbackers, mainly because of this guy...!

    John Ric Vox 2.jpg
     
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    I felt the same way when my wife bought me a 99 330. Still love that guitar to death, even though I know it's NOT the right guitar for everything I do.
     
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    The fingerboard is too light. Deal breaker for me. :sadwave:


















    j/k :cheers: congrats!

    My sausage fingers are too thick to ever get used to a narrow Ric fingerboard. :thumb:
     
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    Congrats!!! I love Rics a bunch too...
     
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    IMG_4355.jpg IMG_0823.JPG Pretty Ricky! Congrats. Love me some Ricks.
     
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    LOVE that color. I just put a Jetglo 320 on layaway today. I wanted the blue, but was shopping used so settled for the Black jet glo.

    That thing is awesome! Congrats!
    NHTom
     
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    Wow!!!! I’m insanely jealous.
     
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    congrats - have had a lot of different guitars, brands, and models over the years, but never a Ric. It is on the "someday" list.

    that example looks outstanding
     
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    Congrats. Great to read that after looking forward to getting one that it's now inspiring you.
    At the moment I'm furiously resisting my own longstanding yearning for a Rick 660/12.
     
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    Happy NGD! That is downright drool-worthy.
     
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    Beauty! I love the current midnight blue. For about ten years it was much lighter, now they've gone back.

    I have a mapleglo 620 and jetglo 4003S. Love'em both.
     

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