What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

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What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Fireglo
20
26%
Jetglo
9
12%
Mapleglo
13
17%
Midnightblue
2
3%
White
5
7%
Natural Walnut
3
4%
Burgundy
10
13%
Ruby
5
7%
Red
1
1%
Azureglo
2
3%
Other
6
8%
 
Total votes : 76

What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (admin) » Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:04 pm

We have over 38,000 guitars and basses in the RRF Registry that have been catalogued from around the globe. As of this date we see the approximate percentage breakdown by finish:

Fireglo 29%
Jetglo 24%
Mapleglo 19%
Midnightblue 4%
White 3%
Natural Walnut 2%
Burgundy 2%
Ruby 2%
Red 1%
Azureglo 1%
Other 13%


Please let us know what your top three finish preferences are? What is your preferred finish and why?
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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (admin) » Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:32 pm

Speaking of finishes, this custom finish by PW is terrific.
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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (scotty) » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:02 pm

Burgundy for me.
Just a classic colour especially the dark late 60s ones.
Lovely.
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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (Tubwompus) » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:45 pm

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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (Tubwompus) » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:48 pm

Dogonnit, I can’t vote because I register a dead heat between Jetglo and Fireglo.
But then, Matte Tobacco is neck and neck with the other two but it’s not a standard finish, so...

Why am I even bothering u nice folks with commenting?
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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (pauleway) » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:52 pm

Montezuma Brown, and Amber-FireGlo top my list!! :wink:
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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (jch) » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:19 pm

Fireglo,Jetglo and Ruby.I've never owned a Ruby Rick though.

My fav has always been Fireglo,when i think Rickenbacker i see Fireglo,can't explain it any better .

Amber Fireglo is lovely , the binding is a little too yellow for my taste though.
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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (Tommy) » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:56 pm

Top three?

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I hope Midnight Blue will return one day.
I want a fourth Ric, no way am I going for the MapleGlo.

Bring back Midnight Blue! Bring back MidnightBlue!
(Just make it a shade lighter. Eleven-thirty Blue?)
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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (jps) » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:02 pm

My top three are:

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I really need to make new photos of the Snowglo. :roll:
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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (lumgimfong) » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:42 am

Fireglo
Most visually stunning. All those bursts - front back sides headstock front back and even neck.
Must be seen in person and held to appreciate fully.
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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (teb) » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:53 am

I'm sure that I have a favorite. I'm just not sure what it is...…
I've always wanted to do one in "Rootbeerburst".And I'm really tempted to make a mother of toilet seat pickguard for my 4003 so that it matches my Hofner.
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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (admin) » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:52 am

teb wrote:I'm sure that I have a favorite. I'm just not sure what it is...…
I've always wanted to do one in "Rootbeerburst".And I'm really tempted to make a mother of toilet seat pickguard for my 4003 so that it matches my Hofner.


Todd: Rootbeerburst rocks!
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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (Kiddwad57) » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:34 am

Color me pedestrian! Fireglo, because it's uniquely Rickenbacker. Mapleglo for it's intrinsic honesty. Jetglo, because, "it rocks!"
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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (admin) » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:00 pm

Kiddwad57 wrote:Color me pedestrian! Fireglo, because it's uniquely Rickenbacker. Mapleglo for it's intrinsic honesty. Jetglo, because, "it rocks!"


Nathan, I love this analysis and interpretation. Excellent! Thanks.
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Re: What Rickenbacker guitar/bass finish do you prefer?

Postby (teeder) » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:05 pm

Mapleglo - Especially with character maple
Fireglo - Classic Rickenbacker
Burgundy - So Rich
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