Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (krick) » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:42 am

Interesting. Reminds me of a 4005 WB.
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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (wim) » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:26 pm

That's a truly interesting piece.
And now all together: "REISSUE! "
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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (kennyhowes) » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:47 pm

WOW
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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (collin) » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:23 pm

wim wrote:And now all together: "REISSUE! "


+1 !

Would technically not even be a "reissue" since this was never an available model.
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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (scotty) » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:34 pm

Welcome to the RRF Richard Nice introduction :D Thats one cool cat youve posted there 8)
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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (jdogric12) » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:54 pm

collin wrote:
wim wrote:And now all together: "REISSUE! "


+1 !

Would technically not even be a "reissue" since this was never an available model.



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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (Chicken Wing) » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:34 pm

Thanks, guys...it's not mine but I have owned a few Rickenbackers. It's a beautiful guitar. I was mistaken yesterday....."WK" are the first 2 letters on the jack plate.
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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:09 pm

Chicken Wing wrote:"WK" are the first 2 letters on the jack plate.


November 1983

:D :D

The next number is a 1

The number after that is a 5 or a 6

(Low production numbers in general in 1983)...
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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:22 pm

The actual range is between WJ1495 (An October JG 310) and WL1627 (Which was a December FG B Series 360 12 String)

So that is 129 numbers (133 numbers minus the 4 already registered in the RRF) that this instrument might be - Again very low production in late 1983.

Don't you just love consecutive serial numbers? :mrgreen:
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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (jwilli) » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:12 pm

jwilli wrote:I know that this guitar is rare but Toshio Sagabe emailed me once that he had found a lightshow with a body like this at the factory........it wasn't in a finished state and I don't know if it ever was finished. 8)



Well shut my mouth...I just found the email from 1999 from Toshio Sagabe. He mentioned that he saw a body at the factory that was a new style but double bound. No mention of a lightshow. I must've been dreaming. :roll:
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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (electrofaro) » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:06 am

Ontario_RIC_fan wrote:The actual range is between WJ1495 (An October JG 310) and WL1627 (Which was a December FG B Series 360 12 String)

So that is 129 numbers (133 numbers minus the 4 already registered in the RRF) that this instrument might be - Again very low production in late 1983.

Don't you just love consecutive serial numbers? :mrgreen:

Our man of details, Brian! :D

Interesting item, though!
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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (beatlefan) » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:50 am

stunning....I thought it was a 4005 body, as well!

I love when these one offs pop up!
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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (8mileshigh) » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:06 pm

So what's it worth? $4k?
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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (paologregorio) » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:06 pm

It's a 360 new style silhouette that's double bound. I prefer the pointy horns myself, but this is quite unique. . .
There is no reason to ever be bored.

...why yes, I suppose I do have a double bound guitar fetish...

"Uh, I like the double bounds. . . ."
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Re: Please Help I.D. This Rare Rickenbacker 12 String

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:49 am

Richard:

Any chance of some more images of this guitar? Particularly of the inside control cavity? :D
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