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Postby (opticnerve) » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:23 pm

From the 1957 catalog...
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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (jps) » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:17 pm

Why does it open up upside down? Is this meant for those south of the Equator, only? :mrgreen:
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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (cjj) » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:07 pm

Hmm, the inverting filter for the Southern Hemisphere seems to be flipping this picture over for me too...
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I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (wim) » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:56 am

Yes, and aside from the reversed opening, does anybody have knowledge of such guitars being built?
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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (jps) » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:14 am

I was able to read it only because I was used to seeing the world that way during my photography outings with my view cameras!

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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (squirebass) » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:38 pm

jps wrote:I was able to read it only because I was used to seeing the world that way during my photography outings with my view cameras!

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Um, Jeff, I believe you posted that picture upside down, did you mean to do it that way? :roll:
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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (jps) » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:43 pm

squirebass wrote:
jps wrote:I was able to read it only because I was used to seeing the world that way during my photography outings with my view cameras!

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Um, Jeff, I believe you posted that picture upside down, did you mean to do it that way? :roll:

Except for there being no color in that photograph, that is exactly how I'd see it when looking at the groundglass of a view camera. :roll: Well, the edges would not look like that, though. They'd be straight edges, whereas that photograph shows how the film holder blocks the outside edges of the film (the cutoff corners are the effects of the frame for the rotating back on the Linhof Technika III used to made that negative with). This image is from a contact print of that negative.
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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (cjj) » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:07 am

Oooh, I LOVE it when you get technical...
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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (jps) » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:47 am

Somebody's got to teach these guys the right way to make a fine photograph, right? How'd'do these fine days in NZ?

Here it is as you lay people would recognize it. :twisted:

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BTW, can someone with magical powers change the copyright date on the previous photo to the correct one of 1994, thanks? :D
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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (opticnerve) » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:04 pm

Maybe someone should move this thread to the Photography By RRF Members forum.
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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (collin) » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:39 pm

opticnerve wrote:Maybe someone should move this thread to the Photography By RRF Members forum.


Seriously. Thanks, Jeff! :P

...but back on topic. Is this just a back page in the ''57 catalog, Tony? Pretty amazing to think you could order stuff on-spec at one time (which explains a lot of the more unusual stuff that has surfaced over the years).
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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (jps) » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:55 pm

As much maligned as the Smith book is, he does have lots of cool custom instruments in it from back in that general timeframe.
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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (opticnerve) » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:42 am

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you Collin! :(

It's actually prominently placed on the first page, on the cover overleaf.

The double neck in the Smith book is a good example.

Anyone else with pics of custom orders?
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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (opticnerve) » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:49 pm

BTW, the bass style sliding mute for the 6 string bridge is crazy!
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Re: Rickenbacker Custom Shop

Postby (rogiercreemers) » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:22 am

Ahhh, to only have that option today.
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