Non Neck-Through 1965 450/12?

Early years of Rickenbacker Guitars prior to and including 1972

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Non Neck-Through 1965 450/12?

Postby (Very Occasionally) » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:42 am

Calling on the experts on this one. I was completely surprised when I took the pickguard off this guitar. A 1965 450/12 with a neck tenon and an apparent one-piece body. I wasn't aware Ric made any solid body guitars that were not neck through construction. Did they?
This guitar certainly is not a neck-through.

Also the route for the pole pieces is odd. The first route done before it was painted wasn't deep enough for a Toaster, so was it re-reouted and just left unfinished?

Grateful for any light that can be shed on this....

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Re: Non Neck-Through 1965 450/12?

Postby (collin) » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:30 pm

Yep, lots of 400-series guitars were set neck. Another one (450/12 fireglo) just sold on Ebay the other day.

Makes sense too, it's a lot more expensive to produce a neck-through design, so why do that for your student models?
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Re: Non Neck-Through 1965 450/12?

Postby (Very Occasionally) » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:54 am

collin wrote:Yep, lots of 400-series guitars were set neck. Another one (450/12 fireglo) just sold on Ebay the other day.

Makes sense too, it's a lot more expensive to produce a neck-through design, so why do that for your student models?


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Re: Non Neck-Through 1965 450/12?

Postby (collin) » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:22 am

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