V59 from 87

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V59 from 87

Postby (DrRick) » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:28 am

Just took delivery of a 325v59 - which I'm very, very pleased with!

The serial number dates it to November 1987 and it comes with an all black vintage case. I was just wondering if anyone knows when RIC introduced the silver vintages cases?
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Re: V59 from 87

Postby (jch) » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:38 pm

Not sure when they started using the silver cases,early 90's maybe,,but i had a 325V59 mapleglo from 1989 that came with a black case, but strangely it was not the short scale case!
Me thinks someone put it in a 350 case.

My 360/12V64 also came with a black case,bought new in 1989 also.

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Re: V59 from 87

Postby (JakeK) » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:13 pm

It seems around 1990/91 is when the silver cases came out, but don't quote me on that.
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Re: V59 from 87

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:19 pm

I think a little later, like '94.
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Re: V59 from 87

Postby (krick) » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:05 pm

I believe it was 1991.
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Re: V59 from 87

Postby (glen_l) » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:24 am

Certainly the V series came in vintage re-issue silver cases by '91.

My '91 360/12v63 has it's original silver
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Re: V59 from 87

Postby (paologregorio) » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:25 pm

My January, 1991 381/12 came with a black tolex case. My 1993 381/6 came with a silver tolex case.
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Re: V59 from 87

Postby (glen_l) » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:28 am

Seems like we're narrowing down the changeover from Black to Silver case. My '91 360/12v63 is from April
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