The Big Brown Truck Cometh....

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  1. Lawn Jockey

    Lawn Jockey Member

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    bearing gifts from Santa Ana, CA.

    Yes, the Rickenbacker 620/12 FG has arrived and is now being properly acclimated......UGH!

    At this rate, I should have it unboxed by about 9:00PM CST tonight.

    I'll post some pics tomorrow...should anyone care to look.:JAM
     
  2. digthosetubes

    digthosetubes Senior Member

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    ENJOY! Ain't that truck great?
     
  3. Lawn Jockey

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    Here's the pics:

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    Plays like a dream, sounds fantastic.

    A hint of birdseye spatters the back while the front is fairly unremarkable.

    "To everything, turn, turn, turn................"
     
  4. photoguy

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    Nice looking guitar!

    I don't know how the purists feel about routing the headstock all the way through, but I bet it's a lot easier to do string changes than my 360-12 without the through-routes was.
     
  5. Lawn Jockey

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    Agreed. Personally, I don't mind it as it is more functional (read as easier) with the slotted headstock.
     
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    That's the darkest Fireglo finish I have ever seen! Usually they are almost pink in the middle, which looks great when they amber out with age. But I've never seen one that red in the middle. Lovely, and congrats!
     
  7. Lawn Jockey

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    Scott, thanks. The pic is fairly representative of the actual guitar, but it is a little lighter in person...not much.

    The word is that Rickenbacker changed the FG scheme at the beginning of 2007, going back to a more traditional FG finish. I have a 330/6 FG from 2004 that is a "pinky". I'll try to post some pics of it later for comparison.

    For about 4 or 5 years they produced those pinkish FG's. The change was made to make the edge (red) darker...or so I've read.
     
  8. Pete Galati

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    Pretty nice weleetkaoutlaws.

    The Rickenbackers I've gotten to play were more like what I think is called a 320, and they had really amazing playing necks.
     
  9. Lawn Jockey

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    Scott, for comparison, here's a 2004 330/6 FG:

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    This is how I recall them always being, until they age, anyway. I had a FG 330/12 in 1967 when I was 12. My first good electric. I don't have these anymore, but they are all the "v" series from the late 90s and early 2k.

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  11. Lawn Jockey

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    Those are schweet!

    My 330/6 is a tad lighter in the center of the burst. It really shows on the back.

    Both appear to be darker than yours. Of course mine are standard production models and yours is the Vintage series, so maybe that's where the difference is.
     
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    congrats on the new rick!!!! that is sweet!!! i see you have the straplocks on already, smart man!
     
  13. Lawn Jockey

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    Thanks!

    Actually, the straplocks come standard on all Rickenbackers. Woo-Hoo!:D
     

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