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A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:21 pm

A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360 got posted to the RIC facebook group...

It is on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

I think this just predates the Tom Petty LE in 1990.

Anyone know more about it?

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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (godber) » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:37 pm

Solid?
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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (krick) » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:18 pm

It's heavy. :lol:
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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (cjj) » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:49 pm

I heard it has a balsa wood body...
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (libratune) » Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:07 pm

Do you mean solidtop (no soundhole) vs. solid body?

Looks like it has a control cavity like a regular 360 would.
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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:44 pm

There is an old thread here that discusses this guitar,

It is the one Tom is holding on the cover of FULL MOON FEVER.

Looking at some other pics I found on line - it has a single jackplate.

The exhibit describes it as a "Prototype"

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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (scotty) » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:49 am

Prototype how is that a prototype? It's just a 21 fret 360 without a sound hole.
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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:37 am

scotty wrote:Prototype how is that a prototype? It's just a 21 fret 360 without a sound hole.


It also has binding on the neck, dot inlays and a slightly wider neck (at least to my eye).... None of which are standard on a 360 WB.

The "is it solid vrs is it a standard 360 without a slash sound hole" could only be discovered if you looked under the control plate. It was made by Dick Burke - he would be able to answer - or John Hall.

It think its prototype status is that it was a first try at what became the Tom Petty LE. Or perhaps not... It is just what is written on the card in the display "Tom Petty Electric Guitar - Prototype Rickenbacker"

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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (scotty) » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:21 am

A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from.
That is still a 360 no matter what you slap on it.LOL
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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (collin) » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:59 pm

Whatever it is - my eyes just can't get used to looking at this without a soundhole. It's like a tiger with no stripes. :lol:
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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (electrofaro) » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:16 pm

Maybe with 24 frets the missing sound hole would be less of an issue. I like the bound neck w/ dot inlays!
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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (kennyhowes) » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:03 pm

It is not a solid top. It is solid. It's a solidbody.

And I always loved that coat with the little Saturns on it.
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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:41 pm

kennyhowes wrote:It is not a solid top. It is solid. It's a solidbody.


I love the alliteration Kenny.. Sounds like the Chorus in a 70s pop song!

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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (JakeK) » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:44 pm

Tom mentioned this guitar in an interview I can't seem to find anywhere. It is a solid bodied instrument through and through. This guitar appears to be from that same run of custom guitars made for Tom and Mike in 1989, along with the Campbell 350 and the 660/12 Petty signature model.

From photographic evidence, He played it on a few songs on his 1989 tour, but I'm not surprised he rarely played it...it has to weigh a ton!

It came as no surprise to me that Petty began using the Rose Morris 1993/12 in 2008, as this guitar (slightly) resembles just that!
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Re: A few pics of Tom Petty's Solid Body 360...

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:49 pm

JakeK wrote:From photographic evidence, He played it on a few songs on his 1989 tour, but I'm not surprised he rarely played it...it has to weigh a ton!


This is the same reason that Petty rarely used his JG 362 doubleneck - except in the studio.

Some cool pics on the RIC Facebook group of Campbell playing the 67 615 into 350 conversion in Montreal last week. Tom was playing his 2012 1993 12 string.

As I recall there is some mention of the Solid Body 360 in the Tony Bacon Book.
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