double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

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double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

Postby (steeler1) » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:23 pm

I have had this for 30 years. Can you help me identify it as to model number and date of manufacture? It is maple with 2 8 string necks. The stamp on the jack plate says 1A at the top and 022 on the bottom. Thanks for all you do to keep steel alive.
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There are 4 legs and plush case.
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Re: double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

Postby (jps) » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:37 pm

steeler1 wrote:The stamp on the jack plate says 1A at the top and 022 on the bottom.

More likely IA as that would be the date code (Year/Month) of manufacture.

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Re: double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

Postby (cjj) » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:59 am

Looks a lot like a model 208 console, but most of the ones I've seen have chrome edging, maybe they dropped that in later years? At least it has the same sort of controls.

From 1958: http://www.rickenbacker.com/catalog_pos ... cf57-8.jpg

The 700 series didn't have the edging, but has 2 knobs for each "neck."

My 1958 708:
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I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

Postby (jps) » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:40 pm

Okay, so I was off by a decade! :mrgreen:
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Re: double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

Postby (cjj) » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:08 am

And slow by year and a quarter...
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Re: double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

Postby (xcoyle) » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:08 pm

Looking at the knobs, I would say later model. 69 seems right.

Also the pickup cover is interesting. It is not a horseshoe. Looks like a bass cover. Are they metal and magnetic?
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