1997/12 Vintage Ruby BT 21 frets 14" Body

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1997/12 Vintage Ruby BT 21 frets 14" Body

Postby (libratune) » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:09 pm

From ebay ad:

"Up for auction is a Rickenbacker Model 1997 12 string one of kind guitar. We are calling the finish Vintage Ruby as it is similar to original Ruby. The body on this guitar is slightly smaller than a standard 1997. It is about about a half inch smaller all around. This guitar also has the 660/12 neck on it so it will be wider than the standard 1997."

Body 14" wide, 38.5" long, 21 frets, wide neck, f-hole, vintage toaster-top pickups.

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Re: 1997/12 Vintage Ruby BT 21 frets 14" Body

Postby (libratune) » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:10 pm

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Also discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=68&t=405245
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Re: 1997/12 Vintage Ruby BT 21 frets 14" Body

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:44 pm

Shouldn't this be called a 1993??
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Re: 1997/12 Vintage Ruby BT 21 frets 14" Body

Postby (rickenbrother) » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:03 pm

That's an awesome looking guitar! The black trim on the Ruby finish looks great!
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Re: 1997/12 Vintage Ruby BT 21 frets 14" Body

Postby (cjj) » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:39 pm

rickenbrother wrote:That's an awesome looking guitar! The black trim on the Ruby finish looks great!

+1! I love black trim!
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Re: 1997/12 Vintage Ruby BT 21 frets 14" Body

Postby (libratune) » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:48 am

Ontario_RIC_fan wrote:Shouldn't this be called a 1993??


A 1993 would have body binding.

This guitar doesn't really fit any existing model type, but 1997-12 is close enough for me.

I wonder if there is a reason for the relatively large space between the bridge PU and the bridge?

It's a pretty guitar. The color and black trim reminds me of another one-off, the 325C64 in Burgundy.
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Re: 1997/12 Vintage Ruby BT 21 frets 14" Body

Postby (cjj) » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:20 pm

Sold for $4625.00
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