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1980s Rickenbacker cases

Postby (PunchyStrummer) » Sat May 19, 2018 11:21 pm

Hi everyone,

What does everyone think about Rickenbacker cases from around the 1980s? Has the outside appearance of a vintage case (besides the colour) but a moulded interior for the body similar to the new SKB cases as well as a case picket with a cover :D
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Re: 1980s Rickenbacker cases

Postby (collin) » Sun May 20, 2018 6:08 pm

Those are my favorite! They hug the guitar better than later G&G cases (the silver type), but still look like the old style cases. Bonus points if it’s black/black interior (instead of the blue).
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Re: 1980s Rickenbacker cases

Postby (jdogric12) » Mon May 21, 2018 10:17 am

bingo! (what C-Money said)
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Re: 1980s Rickenbacker cases

Postby (PunchyStrummer) » Tue May 22, 2018 11:16 pm

Were the black inside/outside cases common?
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Re: 1980s Rickenbacker cases

Postby (jdogric12) » Wed May 23, 2018 9:22 am

For a certain number of years, I think so, yes.
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Re: 1980s Rickenbacker cases

Postby (kennyhowes) » Wed May 23, 2018 9:24 am

Same here. I’ve bought and traded with RRF folks to get as many of these as I can.
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Re: 1980s Rickenbacker cases

Postby (thisismusicinc) » Wed May 23, 2018 2:19 pm

I have a dream of order a bunch (as few as they are willing to make) of these from G&G. Because the gear budget is running quite low it’s just a dream for now. No idea how much they would be, especially with shipping and taxes to Norway.
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Re: 1980s Rickenbacker cases

Postby (iiipopes) » Wed May 23, 2018 2:45 pm

All three of my instruments are early-80's and have the black Tolex cases. They have done just fine for me all these decades.
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Re: 1980s Rickenbacker cases

Postby (collin) » Wed May 23, 2018 3:40 pm

PunchyStrummer wrote:Were the black inside/outside cases common?


I'm sure somebody will correct me here, but I think they started the black/black G&G style cases around 1987 and continued through the early 90s. I've seen Black/Blue cases as early as 1991 or 1992. So these weren't available in that color combo for more than 4-5 years.

I've never seen a silver tolex style case that wasn't the "open square" shape, instead of fitted to the 330/360 body cutout.
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Re: 1980s Rickenbacker cases

Postby (jdogric12) » Wed May 23, 2018 6:08 pm

I had a May 1991 with blue interior, if that helps.
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Re: 1980s Rickenbacker cases

Postby (krick) » Wed May 23, 2018 11:04 pm

I have been fortunate enough to acquire a few of these great form-fitting black Tolex cases over the years. Some with black and some with blue interiors. I may still have a couple in my storage unit.
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Re: 1980s Rickenbacker cases

Postby (cjj) » Thu May 24, 2018 2:02 am

thisismusicinc wrote:I have a dream of order a bunch (as few as they are willing to make) of these from G&G. Because the gear budget is running quite low it’s just a dream for now. No idea how much they would be, especially with shipping and taxes to Norway.

G&G will make a single case for you. I know this because I have actually ordered a single case from them about 5 years ago.
Seems to me it was around $300US. No idea what shipping would be, I lived in the US then...
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