Rickenbacker substitute, for less?

cityinmind

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I am looking for something to give me a similar sound as a Rickenbacker Ric 360 JETGLO for under $1000. Any thoughts?

How about a Gretsch G5120, or maybe one of the Epiphones?
 

Lawn Jockey

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Well, I've got a Ric 330/6, and the Gretsch G5128.

The Gretsch doesn't sound like a Ric however IMHO.

Have you tried any Danelectros?
 

cityinmind

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Even though the DC-3 is not a semi hollowbody? Doesn't that have something to do with the Ricks sound?
 

Lawn Jockey

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I think it has more to do with a guitar made of Masonite...and the lipstick pickups.

My Danelectro Longhorn sounds closer to my Ric than my Gretsch does.

If you go with the G5120 I would suspect it would be farther from the sound given the humbuckers in the G5120.
 




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