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360/12 model questions

Postby (Axelorox) » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:42 am

What differences are there between the 360/12-WB and the 360-12 V64, besides the tailpiece?

Can the 'R' tailpiece on the WB be changed for the tailpiece style of the V64?
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Re: 360/12 model questions

Postby (Tommy) » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:19 pm

I know one difference (and for me it is the one reason why the WB is Rickenbacker's most beautiful guitar), the 360/12 WB has binding on the soundhole.
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Re: 360/12 model questions

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:13 pm

The huge difference between the two is 21 frets (v64) versus 24 frets (WB).

The 21-fret is vintage-spec, but the 24-fret will likely never need a neck reset.

Other differences include the inlays (full-width on the v64, non-full-width on the WB) and the nameplates (plexi on the v64 versus raised-letter on the WB).
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Re: 360/12 model questions

Postby (Axelorox) » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:52 pm

sloop_john_b wrote:The huge difference between the two is 21 frets (v64) versus 24 frets (WB).

The 21-fret is vintage-spec, but the 24-fret will likely never need a neck reset.


Do more frets relate to greater neck stability?
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Re: 360/12 model questions

Postby (jps) » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:03 pm

Axelorox wrote:
sloop_john_b wrote:The huge difference between the two is 21 frets (v64) versus 24 frets (WB).

The 21-fret is vintage-spec, but the 24-fret will likely never need a neck reset.


Do more frets relate to greater neck stability?

IIRC, the tongue that is inserted into the body is longer, therefore more glue surface and greater strength.
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Re: 360/12 model questions

Postby (jdogric12) » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:33 am

The 24 Frets may make it more stable, but a lot of people prefer 21 because it is a truer vintage sound.
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