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double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:23 pm
by steeler1
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.

Re: double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:37 pm
by jps
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.

January '69

Re: double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:59 am
by cjj
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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Re: double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:40 pm
by jps
Okay, so I was off by a decade! :mrgreen:

Re: double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:08 am
by cjj
And slow by year and a quarter...
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:08 pm
by xcoyle
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?

Re: double 8 string Rick Steel Console Maple Body

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:17 pm
by Ricman
Here's mine. I think I bought it in '62 or '63. Still sounds great