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C63 or V64?

Postby (TownesVanZandt) » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:44 pm

Just snagged this little beauty on ebay for $1650. Will be the steal of the century provided the crack isn't major. Listed by a pawn shop that probably thought they had a regular 360 and had no idea of the worth of the c & v models.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ ... 86866.html

However, I must confess - I don't know the difference by looking at them between the C63 and the V64. Anyone help me out here? Doesn't one have the toasters and one doesn't?
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (jdogric12) » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:24 pm

That's a 360/12WB. 24 frets and hi gains. And Rick O Sound on the second jack. Basically a regular "modern" (for its era) Rick 12, but with double bound (aka "Old Style") body instead of the new style rounded body.

The V64 was the reissue from the mid 80's until the even more accurate C63 came out in the early 00's. Reissues are made similar to the year in their names (64, and 63 respectively), and have toasters, 21 frets, full width inlays, and are dual mono jacks like George's.

Congrats! WB's are neat. Some people appreciate them big time as their own thing, and the fact they're no longer available I'm sure is no small part of that.
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (georgie) » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:48 am

TownesVanZandt wrote:Just snagged this little beauty on ebay for $1650. Will be the steal of the century provided the crack isn't major. Listed by a pawn shop that probably thought they had a regular 360 and had no idea of the worth of the c & v models.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ ... 86866.html

However, I must confess - I don't know the difference by looking at them between the C63 and the V64. Anyone help me out here? Doesn't one have the toasters and one doesn't?


Looks cool - funnily enough I bought my c63 from a shop that also had a 360 wb - they listed the WB as the c63 on their site and sold it as such and my c63 was listed as a regular 360/12 and I got it for £1450 (they're over £4000 new in the UK!) - it arrived in a modern case with '360/12wb' written on the side...
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (TownesVanZandt) » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:33 pm

Gotta love when others make mistakes for your benefit!

How do each of them compare in terms of price? Is the WB generally worth more than the c63 and v64 because of its age, or are they just cooler guitars?
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (Tommy) » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:09 pm

TownesVanZandt wrote:Gotta love when others make mistakes for your benefit!

How do each of them compare in terms of price? Is the WB generally worth more than the c63 and v64 because of its age, or are they just cooler guitars?

The WBs are cooler guitars.

One can still buy a brand new c63, but the v64 and WB are lost treasures. They ain't making them anymore, so, yes, their value is really in how much does one who wants one want to spend?

And the WB is the real gem simply due to its looks. The double binding on that body shape with the bound slash is stunning. It's my dream Ric. Consider yourself extremely lucky for having one.
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (collin) » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:54 pm

Tommy wrote:
TownesVanZandt wrote:Gotta love when others make mistakes for your benefit!

How do each of them compare in terms of price? Is the WB generally worth more than the c63 and v64 because of its age, or are they just cooler guitars?

The WBs are cooler guitars.

One can still buy a brand new c63, but the v64 and WB are lost treasures. They ain't making them anymore, so, yes, their value is really in how much does one who wants one want to spend?

And the WB is the real gem simply due to its looks. The double binding on that body shape with the bound slash is stunning. It's my dream Ric. Consider yourself extremely lucky for having one.


I completely disagree, at least in terms of what's "cooler." But hey, it's all subjective, right?

With their 24 frets, hi gains, non x-braced body, Gumby headstock w/Schallers, poured short inlays and bound soundhole -- the WB is closer in specs to a conventional 360 of the same period than any sort of vintage reissue.

They're fine guitars in every respect, but I prefer the other vintage specs that come with a V64 or especially with a C63 model.
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (TownesVanZandt) » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:08 pm

So personal choice is the thing. I see. Crunchy vs Creamy. I get it.

The big question is whether or not I gig with the new WB or try to sell it and make a buck to buy more Rickies. Good choice to have!

Thanks for the input, gents.
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (collin) » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:53 pm

TownesVanZandt wrote:So personal choice is the thing. I see. Crunchy vs Creamy. I get it.

The big question is whether or not I gig with the new WB or try to sell it and make a buck to buy more Rickies. Good choice to have!

Thanks for the input, gents.


Either way, you did pretty good Tom. Looks like a particularly good WB with a nice fireglo, so well-bought. 8)
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (arbiter) » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:04 am

If i had my choice between C63, V64, and WB, i'd go V64. All cool guitars though. Congrats.
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (TownesVanZandt) » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:43 pm

Just came the other day and I listed it on Reverb. Too much?

Thoughts?

https://reverb.com/item/17528404-ricken ... reglo-1994
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (jdogric12) » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:42 pm

Steep (only since you asked)
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (collin) » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:51 pm

Wait, now we're helping you flip guitars?

Geeze... :roll:
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (jdogric12) » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:59 pm

collin wrote:Wait, now we're helping you flip guitars?

Geeze... :roll:


Agreed, out of spirit for RRF. Like, its not wrong but it aint cool either.
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (Very Occasionally) » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:57 am

https://reverb.com/item/17528404-rickenbacker-360-12wb-fireglo-1994

Looks like Craig decided to try to make a buck. But the pics from the Craigslist ad are more honest. C'mon, Craig, you may as well show the damage. Still a cool guitar!
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Re: C63 or V64?

Postby (collin) » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:40 am

You mean Tom?

He made his profit, he won’t be returning to read this... :roll:
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