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Rice Custom Tele

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by guitartm, May 16, 2011.

  1. guitartm

    guitartm Member

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    Hi, I'm new to the Gear page. I've used this forum for information and research for quite some time now, and I thought I would give something back. I just purchased a Custom Tele from Rice Custom Guitars. I did a lot of comparisons and research prior to my decision. I've had the guitar for over two months now, and I couldn't be more pleased. The playability and tone is unsurpassed. Rich and Chris build top quality guitars and at affordable prices. My guitar is swamp ash body, maple neck with cocobolo fingerboard. It is #168 on their website: WWW.Ricecustomguitars.com. Check them out. Happy to be part of The Gear Page.
     
  2. kwaping

    kwaping Guitar payer Silver Supporting Member

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    Welcome and congrats! To head off your first question, "NGD" stands for "New Guitar Day" or "New Gear Day". :aok
     
  3. Rich Rice

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    Nice guitar! Rich, I hope you guys don't mind me copying the guitar from your website. . .
     
  5. msr13

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    Wow! Stunning guitar! Welcome to the forum. Great first post.
     
  6. Rich Rice

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    They make extremely nice guitars! Having owned one I must say I miss selling it, I suggest holding onto yours!!!
     
  8. E Garrett

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    Sweet Tele! [​IMG] Congrats!
     
  9. speedyone

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    I ALMOST had to sell my brand new Rice strat. . . luckily someone above had mercy on me, and I'm able to keep it

    :)


    The best sounding guitar I've ever played in 30 years, hands down!!

    Hopefully, I'll never have to part with it.
     
  10. Rich Rice

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    I am so happy to hear you still have it! Good for you!!!!!
     
  11. speedyone

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    Thanks Rich!

    For anyone curious about Rice Guitar, I highly recommend checking out their site; their luthiery skills (based on my own experience, and the handful of other guys I've spoken to who own a Rice,) are amazing.

    Sometime soon I''ll post a review about my own guitar.
     
  12. Rich Rice

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    Well, thanks. We do our best. Each customer and every guitar gets our full attention. :JAM

    I'll be watching for your review.
     
  13. shango

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    Wow! This is the first I've heard of Rice Guitars! I just spent like 45 minutes browsing the site! lol They are all so beautiful!!
     
  14. speedyone

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    Well, I have not played a Suhr (one instrument many consider to be the pinnacle of craftsmanship), BUT, I have played/owned: Les Pauls, PRS, Carvins, Jacksons, ESP, Fenders (MIJ, MIA, Custom Shop,) Ibanez, Kramers, Charvels, Squires, Fernandes, BC Rich, Dean, Peaveys, Parkers, G & L's, SG's, and probably more that I've forgotten over the course of time, and my Rice Strat style guitar has them all beat.

    :)
     
  15. Lotis

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    I have Rice #56. 7 lbs of T style glory. With B bender.
     
  16. strumminsix

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    Congrats from #161 :bounce
    I can attest to this. I spent MANY hours talking about mine with the Rices. We spoke on the phone, email, face to face, whatever it took to make things just exactly perfect.
     
  17. rawkguitarist

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    Yeah... great guitar! What I love is that it doesn't conform to what I call "The Tele Police" say is a Tele. I've got such a Tele myself.
     
  18. Chris Rice

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    "Tele Police" is good. I like that.
     
  19. Rich Rice

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    LOL.. While I respect the real police, the "Tele Police" can impress each other over the minutiae of their Telecasters... Personally, I'm a bit of a rebel- I like making my own rules. I never built a Tele in my life, that's FENDER'S job. I absolutely have been in love with the Tele for the past 50 years, but the bottom line is to try to push the envelope a little.

    We guitarists tend to be a pretty traditional bunch ("I'm an innovator, give me a guitar like Granddad used to play"), but rules were meant to be broken. If nobody ever changed things, we would all still be cave men... If I want to do something different, it gets done- regardless. ;)
     

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