Chinese Rick saga... join me, won't you?

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Post by jakeisjake » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:26 pm

egosheep wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:09 pm
That's awesome, I love a Ric project!

You can get the real deal chrome Ric knobs at Winfield Vintage. It would really finish it off. They're different from Tele knobs because they have a straight knurl and rounded edge.
i think those are the real deal...
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Post by jakeisjake » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:31 pm

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Post by egosheep » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:47 pm

Those are still cool but they are modern Rick knobs.

The knobs used on 1950's Combo and Capri guitars were these, also seen on lap steels of that era:
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Post by jakeisjake » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:54 pm

ahhh...
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Post by Mechanical Birds » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:27 pm

mcatano wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 6:53 pm
Guys you really buried the lede here.

There's a $300 chinese Veleno copy out there made of wood.

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This is incredible news.
Insane. I’ve been trying to find Travis Bean copies but had no luck. How the hell is someone making a Veleno?!

If anyone knows where aluminum neck copies for cheap are happening plz post them - or even copies made of wood like this

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Post by jakeisjake » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:41 am

mackerelmint wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:44 pm
Hey, that's gonna be a hell of a cool guitar when that's done!
it will! i'm pretty excited!

the strip down the center of the body is from an old floor board from our house. i wanted to do the whole top with the floor board, but there wasn't enough usable pieces for it. so, the builder came up with this idea
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Post by mackerelmint » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:15 pm

jakeisjake wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:41 am


the strip down the center of the body is from an old floor board from our house. i wanted to do the whole top with the floor board, but there wasn't enough usable pieces for it. so, the builder came up with this idea

A very cool touch.
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Post by jakeisjake » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:52 am

will ship tomorrow:

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Post by andy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:21 am

Wow that looks rad as fuck! I hope it rules.
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Post by jakeisjake » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:32 am

i can't wait to let you know !
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Post by egosheep » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:43 pm

Ugh, that looks incredible. :? :? :?

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Post by mackerelmint » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:46 pm

Oh! Oh!

This is gonna be great vicarious fun to hear all about. I'm stoked for you, Jake!
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Post by tribi9 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:08 pm

Looks great.
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Post by mediocreplayer » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:32 am

jakeisjake wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:52 am
will ship tomorrow:
It is already on his Facebook today ;)

If it is anything like the one I had, it will sound absolutely glorious. I eventually could not get on with the neck and sold it, but anyone who played it loved it.

Let us know as soon as you open the box!

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Post by jakeisjake » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:47 am

mediocreplayer wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:32 am
jakeisjake wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:52 am
will ship tomorrow:
It is already on his Facebook today ;)

If it is anything like the one I had, it will sound absolutely glorious. I eventually could not get on with the neck and sold it, but anyone who played it loved it.

Let us know as soon as you open the box!
i saw it there, too!

i had a socialite, too. it was one of the 12 string conversions...

and the neck was quite fat...i didn't get rid of it for that reason, but i prefer thinner necks, too (even to the point of liking Ric necks).

so, i asked him to slim it down...if i remember correctly, he said he put a V carve on it.
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