Nice 1972 381 blueburst

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Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (8mileshigh) » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:18 pm

The seller is currently considering offers in excess of $35k..........not mine I hasten to add.

Here are some photos for everyone (except Jdog :lol: )

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Re: Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (badeggs) » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:44 pm

Wow a shaded-blue 381! But why is the soundhole 'filled in?'
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Re: Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (collin) » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:07 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

WANT WANT WANT WANT. :shock:


(not at THAT price though. :roll: )
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Re: Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:14 pm

It is cool as can be and no doubt unique. But he's dreaming.
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Re: Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (libratune) » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:21 pm

Looks like the same one discussed (with 2 photos) in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=400822&start=15

Are the checker-bound soundhole and headstock original?

Also, AFAIK, the Ac'cent VB was pretty much gone as a factory option by 1970 or so.
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Re: Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (crstory) » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:22 pm

Get out the jigsaw on the sound hole. I love the checkerboard binding on headstock. Nice custom color. 35,000 pesos maybe. Good luck with 35k IMO. Never can tell.
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Re: Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (FretlessOnly) » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:31 pm

You'd think for 35K one would demonstrate that the neck can handle tension on the strings. What's up with that?
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Re: Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (doctorwho) » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:18 am

That is a very unusual 381 for certain! 8)
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Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (8mileshigher) » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:31 am

badeggs wrote:Wow a shaded-blue 381 ! But why is the soundhole 'filled in?'


Was there any explanation for that unusual sound hole ?
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Re: Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (libratune) » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:30 am

8mileshigher wrote:
badeggs wrote:Wow a shaded-blue 381 ! But why is the soundhole 'filled in?'


Was there any explanation for that unusual sound hole ?


The grain of the wood inside the slash ("soundhole") appears to match that outside of it. It may be a soundhole-shaped inlay not a bound soundhole.
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Re: Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (jps) » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:31 am

libratune wrote:
8mileshigher wrote:
badeggs wrote:Wow a shaded-blue 381 ! But why is the soundhole 'filled in?'


Was there any explanation for that unusual sound hole ?


The grain of the wood inside the slash ("soundhole") appears to match that outside of it. It may be a soundhole-shaped inlay not a bound soundhole.

+1, that was my first and still impression of the "sound hole".
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Re: Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (badeggs) » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:24 pm

libratune wrote:The grain of the wood inside the slash ("soundhole") appears to match that outside of it. It may be a soundhole-shaped inlay not a bound soundhole.

Very strange. Shaded-blue, which I didn't know they did that late...unless it was resprayed? Or a factory leftover...

And Van Ghent tuners to boot. It may not be worth 35k but it's not gonna be cheap.
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Re: Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (jwilli) » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:45 pm

I've seen at least one more instrument with that non-soundhole. Mile Parks owns it. Transluscent Red 365. I think I remember another one too, in Azure-glo. Cool.
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Re: Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (JakeK) » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:56 pm

In other words...it's a solid-top?
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Re: Nice 1972 381 blueburst

Postby (indianation65) » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:02 pm

Besides the rounded "F" series, this is the most unique Rickenbacker I may have ever seen...so somber blue, but great!

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