Require dating of this Ricky Panda please

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Require dating of this Ricky Panda please

Postby (sladeguy) » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:47 pm

Hello, this is my first posting.

I have a non-computer friend who has a Ricky Panda as follows:

Silver plates, tone and volume controls on opposite sides, 1 1/2" magnets, Serial No. C2210. I do not have a picture of it as yet.
Can somebody please nformation as to the date of this instrument. Thanks.

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Re: Require dating of this Ricky Panda please

Postby (cassius987) » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:53 pm

Sorry... what the heck is a Ricky Panda?
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Re: Require dating of this Ricky Panda please

Postby (jps) » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:14 pm

cassius987 wrote:Sorry... what the heck is a Ricky Panda?

You just lost a stripe for that, Mr.! :mrgreen:

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Re: Require dating of this Ricky Panda please

Postby (Ron Simpson) » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:23 pm

Silver plates, serial number and controls on opposite sides indicate a prewar instrument. Also, the back of the neck would have a slight curve near the body junction, as opposed to straight on the post war models. Not sure if a Panda tag applies with silver plates though.
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Re: Require dating of this Ricky Panda please

Postby (johnhall) » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:49 am

I have to say I've never heard the term "Panda" applied to the BD Series but it seems entirely appropriate.
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Re: Require dating of this Ricky Panda please

Postby (sladeguy) » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:29 pm

Thank you Joshua, Jeffrey, Ron and John all for your input and comments. Actully, I have a "Panda", but I forgot the Ricky about which I was asking has silver plates. It probably doesn't qualify to be termed a "Panda".

Nice playing there Annon!!!! You hold your bar uniquely in the first part of the video, at least uniquely to me!!!!!!

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