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Rick 1996 AFG

Postby (beatboy77) » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:35 am

Does Ric still make the 1996 AFG reissue? I am looking to buy one, however I am having no success finding one.

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Re: Rick 1996 AFG

Postby (k43rover) » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:42 am

beatboy77 wrote:Does Ric still make the 1996 AFG reissue? I am looking to buy one, however I am having no success finding one.

Thank You,

Josh


Welcome to the forum Josh!

I believe these are no longer in production. You just missed one for sale in the USA but as it appears not to have sold at auction I guess you could contact the seller and see whether it's still available. Here's the link

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gorgeous-2008 ... 2313f6a66c
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Re: Rick 1996 AFG

Postby (beatboy77) » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:03 am

Thank You for the link!

I am looking for one like Lennon's however. That type of color.

Thank You Though!

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Re: Rick 1996 AFG

Postby (k43rover) » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:12 am

beatboy77 wrote:Thank You for the link!

I am looking for one like Lennon's however. That type of color.

Thank You Though!

Josh



The one Lennon used briefly was a stock Rose Morris model 1996 in a regular 1964 Fireglo shade. One cost effective option would be to buy a 1970's 320 in Fireglo (many of the '70's 320's came specified with the f hole) and then swap out the high gains for toasters and the R tailpiece for an Accent vibrato. Some folks here on the forum don't like the idea of messing with a '70's guitar but these are totally reversible mods and you can end up with a genuine vintage guitar in almost totally accurate Lennon 1996 spec for quite a bit less money than a reissue 1996....
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Re: Rick 1996 AFG

Postby (krick) » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:22 am

A major difference between Lennon's 1996 and the later f hole 320 models was the shape and location of the f hole.

Here is a link to a couple pics a showing one of the first 1996 AFG reissues made in 2005 and a 325V63 with factory f hole made in 1996:

viewtopic.php?p=215914#p215914
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Re: Rick 1996 AFG

Postby (k43rover) » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:45 am

krick wrote:A major difference between Lennon's 1996 and the later f hole 320 models was the shape and location of the f hole.

Here is a link to a couple pics a showing one of the first 1996 AFG reissues made in 2005 and a 325V63 with factory f hole made in 1996:

viewtopic.php?p=215914#p215914



That's true as Lennon's was from the later batch of 1996's shipped in 1964. However the earlier shipments in 1964 had very similar f-hole positioning to a '70's 320. See below:
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Re: Rick 1996 AFG

Postby (krick) » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:18 pm

I believe the it was the earlier Rose Morris 1996 models that had the "2 o'clock" style f hole and the "1 o'clock" style f holes came later.

Here is a link to a great site about the early 325 models:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~glen325/325_3.html
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Re: Rick 1996 AFG

Postby (k43rover) » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:24 pm

krick wrote:I believe the it was the earlier Rose Morris 1996 models that had the "2 o'clock" style f hole and the "1 o'clock" style f holes came later.

Here is a link to a great site about the early 325 models:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~glen325/325_3.html



That's a very interesting site Kevin. Obviously I've got the transition the wrong way round on the f's...Lennon's guitar must have been old stock of the early f-hole positioning even though I recall the guitar was given to him in December '64 well after the 1 o'clock position was introduced...
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Re: Rick 1996 AFG

Postby (k43rover) » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:00 pm

okay Josh...providing you like a 12 string, here's one for you!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... fresh=true :wink:
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Re: Rick 1996 AFG

Postby (beatboy77) » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:43 pm

Sorry I missed this one.
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Re: Rick 1996 AFG

Postby (misterbruce) » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:18 pm

This is the "Period Correct" Rose Morris "1996". The same as John Lennon's (Which I own)
The "F" Hole is positioned properly in this Reissue, pointing at the middle pickup.
Reissued in 2006 for One Year only.
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Re: Rick 1996 AFG

Postby (Moiracat) » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:11 pm

I have one. Mint. I collect, don't play. I'm going to be putting it up for auction, starting $4500.
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Re: Rick 1996 AFG

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:18 pm

Moiracat wrote:I have one. Mint. I collect, don't play. I'm going to be putting it up for auction, starting $4500.
I'm sorry I don't know how to add photos


You should post that in the Rickenbacker Marketplace "for sale" section here. Also - as this is not an auction site like Ebay - forum rules say you must list a price. $4500 is a perfect number, but you may find that is actually high based upon completed Ebay sales for these.

Still no rules about posting an specific asking price. So ask for what you think you can get.

Pictures are always welcome. Either link to a site like Photobucket) or resize to 1200 by 900 pixels and post here as an attachment. (But best in a separate "for sale" thread.)

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