Rice Guitar Appreciation Thread

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  1. mojocaster.com

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    Check out these beauties:

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    I have no affiliation with Rice Guitars - too bad for me, I bet I'd get a sweet deal :) - but as a guitar fan, HOLY CRAP!!!
     
  2. gkoelling

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    I've never had the pleasure of playing one but they're beautiful guitars and those who own them rave about them.

    I know Chris from another site and he and Rich are both great guys too.
     
  3. mojocaster.com

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    I am so gassing over the top one :)
     
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    Man, that last guitar is exactly what I've been thinking about for my Tele. I'm pretty much a "one guitar" kind of guy and I look for versatilty in my guitar. I'm currently using an HSS strat, and I pretty exclusively use the middle single coil or the bridge humbucker - I also have it setup with single volume/single tone pots. However, I much prefer the "feel' of a Tele to a Strat. I have a nice Tele and I'd love to get it "re-configured" to something similar to that bottom guitar. Maybe I should get in touch with the Rices - I 've heard only good things about them over at TDPRI.
     
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    what kind of bridger are on the top two?
     
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    If memory serves, that guitar was built as a custom order... I am sure if you contact them they'll be happy to make your dream a reality :)
     
  7. AJ Love

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    They certainly look like great guitars
     
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    Thanks guys! Always feels good to be appreciated.

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    That one was spec'd with and built for a TGP member, maybe he'll chime in.
     
  9. mojocaster.com

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    what the heck kinda fish is that??? :)
     
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    I believe it's the very rare "Rice Whiskered Nickel Guarder." :D
     
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    Oooohhh...! I'm likin' that P90/Bigsby fiddle! :dude
     
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    very funny... how didn't I see that before? :D
     
  13. Chris Rice

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    Catfish. My brother's pet, named Caddy (after the Stray Cats song "Look at that Cadillac").
     
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    Those are ABM roller bridges. Very nice craftsmanship from Germany. They roll nicely, and minimize friction when the Bigsby is used. Really keeps the tuning stable, and extends string life. They're pricey, butI love 'em. ;)
     
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    It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Rich and Chris this summer in buying my first Rice tele.

    I live 2200 miles from them, but was fortunate enough to have business travel that put me 15 minutes from their home - and Rich accomodated me in his living room one day while I played 5-6 of their great tele's.

    Bought the purple tele on the spot and am still thinking with lust in my heart about another one I played that day... (the purple tele can be seen on the Rice web site - sorry that I'm not up to snuff on loading photos here)

    They have a passion for guitars, and are very fussy on the details. Great set up out of the case, neat wiring in the cavity, they really sweat the small stuff.

    Hope this is helpful.

    Regards to all,

    Moses
     
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    Yep, that's the one.!

    Even more striking in person.

    Thanks for posting the pic.

    Moses
     
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    Which one is it? So many of their guitars are lustworthy :)
     
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    mosesblues got the purple one:
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