I think the problem might be, you haven't taken it to a luthier who knows how to set it up properly. I run into Rick owners all the time who have the same issue you do and this is always the case. They use a luthier who doesn't know how to deal with Ricks. They're finicky guitars with the two truss rods, but if they are set up right, they should play fine and stay in tune.I have a Rick 360/12 in JetGlo. I bought it new 29 and half years ago. I have struggled to play that beast for all those years. Doesn't set up well, won't stay in tune if the strings aren't freshly installed, and the thin neck have just never worked. But, I love it.
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I have the same Danelectro in white. Great guitar. I love everything about it. I used to own a Rick 360 but never bonded with it due to the neck. I also had an Epiphone Rivera 12 but could never get it set up to play right, and it also had a skinny neck. The Danelectro is perfect.