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Headstock change?

Postby (fireglo67) » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:49 pm

Or just photographed from an odd angle?

This is a new 330/6 for sale here in the UK.
Ric 330.jpg




Compare with a 360/6 for sale at the same shop.
Ric 360.jpg




And another 330/6 at the same shop.
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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (godber) » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:00 pm

That's not a new one Rob - unless RIC has reverted to the big head and wide spaced tuners design. I sincerely hope not!

Old pic advertising a new guitar?
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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (RIC_FACTORY) » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:01 pm

Nope, no headstock changes since the last one several years back...
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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (fireglo67) » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:03 pm

godber wrote:
Old pic advertising a new guitar?



It must be.
It looks like the headstock on my 2004 BlueBoy.
It's a strange one though as GG usually have a photo of one of the actual guitars for sale.
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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (winston) » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:03 pm

I love the current headstock. 8)
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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (godber) » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:03 pm

RIC_FACTORY wrote:Nope, no headstock changes since the last one several years back...


..and we like it like that! 8)
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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (godber) » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:06 pm

fireglo67 wrote:
godber wrote:
Old pic advertising a new guitar?



It must be.
It looks like the headstock on my 2004 BlueBoy.
It's a strange one though as GG usually have a photo of one of the actual guitars for sale.


Guitar shops very rarely make the most of what they have in Rickenbackers - they are very photogenic.

Actual stock photos really work for me.
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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (fireglo67) » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:09 pm

Thanks Ben!

I like most Ric headstocks, big and small, maybe apart from the early 80's one that was a sort of big rounded edge square.
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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (fireglo67) » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:10 pm

godber wrote:
Guitar shops very rarely make the most of what they have in Rickenbackers - they are very photogenic.

Actual stock photos really work for me.



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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (fireglo67) » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:15 pm

RIC_FACTORY wrote:Nope, no headstock changes since the last one several years back...


Yes, everyone knows that Ric (tight, corner cutters that they are) went with the smaller headstocks to save money on paint. :roll: :lol:
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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (doctorwho) » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:04 am

godber wrote:... Guitar shops very rarely make the most of what they have in Rickenbackers - they are very photogenic. ....

The exception is Olivia's Vintage which almost always has absolutely breath-taking and most extensive photos of the Rickenbackers it sells on eBay.
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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (SoundAffectsMusic) » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:35 am

Guitar shops very rarely make the most of what they have in Rickenbackers - they are very photogenic.


We certainly try and make the most of them, couple of pics taken this morning at our "Santas Rickenbacker Corner"

I'm no photographer :( , and I can't get the hang of embedding the images either :( - so here is a link - any advice on embedding them welcome :D

http://gallery.me.com/soundaffectsmusic#100121
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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (godber) » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:18 am

SoundAffectsMusic wrote:
Guitar shops very rarely make the most of what they have in Rickenbackers - they are very photogenic.


We certainly try and make the most of them, couple of pics taken this morning at our "Santas Rickenbacker Corner"

I'm no photographer :( , and I can't get the hang of embedding the images either :( - so here is a link - any advice on embedding them welcome :D

http://gallery.me.com/soundaffectsmusic#100121


You can have brownie points Tim, your website photos are great. :D
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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (electrofaro) » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:18 am

Lots of stores who stock Rickenbackers have outdated images on their websites. And it just takes a few minutes to take a great picture onself. One of my dealers does it all the time with their Gibsons and Fenders. Their website looks 1994 but their pictures are awesome.

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Re: Headstock change?

Postby (SoundAffectsMusic) » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:30 am

Yeah, we always take a photo as soon as the guitar comes in. It does't matter as much with say JG or MD (albeit we still do it), but if I was buying an MG or FG I would want to see the actual guitar. Its time consuming, but I think its appreciated :D
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