How does this neck angle look? 60s 360/12 content

Early years of Rickenbacker Guitars prior to and including 1972

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How does this neck angle look? 60s 360/12 content

Postby (danoadam) » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:18 pm

Hey guys! I'm talking with a guy online about buying his 60s 360/12 and I'm concerned about the neck angle. The action looks kinda high and the saddles look like they're filed pretty low maybe? What do you guys think?

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Re: How does this neck angle look? 60s 360/12 content

Postby (jdogric12) » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:07 am

Looks low but I've seen [read: owned] worse.
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Re: How does this neck angle look? 60s 360/12 content

Postby (collin) » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:30 am

No mistake about it - the neck angle is visibly shallow. But the vast majority of these guitars are like that, especially most 12-strings between 1964-1967.

The bridge height is irrelevant until you adjust the action down to a normal (low) level, then you can really see where it's at.

Personally, I wouldn't shy away from the guitar, but don't pay too much since it could likely get worse over time. Under $3000 would be a realistic price in this condition. There are a few options to help eliminate or slow the neck creeping forward, including use of ultra light-gauge strings, which should be required for all these early 12-string Ricks.
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Re: How does this neck angle look? 60s 360/12 content

Postby (jdogric12) » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:44 am

Make sure the pics you're seeing are at full tension, and maybe get a return option for if the neck is not "as advertised."
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