bakelite with one side cut away

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bakelite with one side cut away

Postby (rfu) » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:31 am

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rickenbacher-Bakeli ... 3362b827a2

Now that I have bakelite fever, I see this odd Rickenbacher on the bay. Just posting since I have not seen this body type yet.
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Re: bakelite with one side cut away

Postby (cjj) » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:51 am

I'm pretty sure it didn't come from the factory looking like that...
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: bakelite with one side cut away

Postby (admin) » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:57 pm

I would like to hear from lapsteel players about the functional advantage, if any, of having this portion of the instrument removed.
Life, as with music, often requires one to let go of the melody and listen to the rhythm

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Re: bakelite with one side cut away

Postby (rfu) » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:23 pm

I asked the seller about the cutaway and he will post some more photos of the area.
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Re: bakelite with one side cut away

Postby (rfu) » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:03 am

More picts are posted of the cutaway. I thought bakelite was molded and not something you shaped or carved but this looks very clean although hard to see all black very clearly and with detail.
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