Photographs of the 480 Series

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Photographs of the 480 Series

Postby (8mileshigher) » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:45 pm

So today I solved the case problem for the 480. Thanks to local Forum member Dan M., I bought his new vintage reissue case for the 350V63 model.

To accomodate the larger top horn of the 480, I moved the accessory compartment edge piece over to the left about 5 inches. The 350 case is the exact length and width for the 480 ... just had to make the adjustment for the top horn. So it's now as snug as a bug in its new silver home with blue interior! :D :D
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A perfect fit with the horn under the accessory compartment lid
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Close up of the accessory compartment end piece moved to the left to accomodate the top horn
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Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

Postby (Grey) » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:09 pm

Nice case Rich. :)

Heads up to anyone interested, there's a 480 being parted out on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-RICKENBACK ... 2566ebc8ba

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-RICKENBACK ... 2566ec14a9
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Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

Postby (Grey) » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:35 am

Two more cut up 480's on eBay, there's been a sudden influx of these. Could be a good opportunity for someone who wants a 480 but dosen't want to pay the prices they've been fetching lately.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rickenb ... 53e8f2eb31

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rickenbacker-48 ... 3cbba211df :shock:
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Postby (8mileshigher) » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:16 pm

Grey wrote:Two more cut up 480's on eBay, there's been a sudden influx of these. Could be a good opportunity for someone who wants a 480 but dosen't want to pay the prices they've been fetching lately.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rickenb ... 53e8f2eb31

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rickenbacker-48 ... 3cbba211df :shock:



I think I saw a 480 on e-bay in Canada yesterday, asking $2000.
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Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

Postby (Grey) » Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:08 am

Rickenbacker 481/12 Walnut Factory One Off

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 0885670494
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Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

Postby (Grey) » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:39 am

There's an odd piece up on ebay right now, listed as the neck from a 480. But it has deluxe inlays, and the frets arn't slanted. So it can't be from a 480 or a 481. Maybe it's from the 6-string side of a 4080?
I'm really tempted to bid on this, because it's the same finish as my 480. It appears to be identical... then I could have deluxe inlays on the 480 and it would still be genuine Rick parts. :o

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1977-Rickenback ... 27c00319f0
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Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

Postby (egosheep) » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:17 am

Grey wrote:There's an odd piece up on ebay right now, listed as the neck from a 480. But it has deluxe inlays, and the frets arn't slanted. So it can't be from a 480 or a 481. Maybe it's from the 6-string side of a 4080?
I'm really tempted to bid on this, because it's the same finish as my 480. It appears to be identical... then I could have deluxe inlays on the 480 and it would still be genuine Rick parts. :o

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1977-Rickenback ... 27c00319f0

Go for it, Erik! I think that's a great idea, and it would be a great looking and all-original 480.
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Photographs of the 480 Series

Postby (8mileshigher) » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:11 pm

egosheep wrote:
Grey wrote:There's an odd piece up on ebay right now, listed as the neck from a 480. But it has deluxe inlays, and the frets arn't slanted. So it can't be from a 480 or a 481. Maybe it's from the 6-string side of a 4080?
I'm really tempted to bid on this, because it's the same finish as my 480. It appears to be identical... then I could have deluxe inlays on the 480 and it would still be genuine Rick parts. :o

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1977-Rickenback ... 27c00319f0

Go for it, Erik! I think that's a great idea, and it would be a great looking and all-original 480.


Cool idea, and the price of that neck is not crazily bid up at this point.
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Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

Postby (Grey) » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:37 pm

Oh it's going to get up there... but i'm in it to win it. It would probably be less if it didn't have that black TRC, but I figure I can sell that (since I don't need it) and recoup some of the expense, since I know i'm going to wind up overpaying.
You only live once, though. And the chances of another parted out, good condition, 4080 neck in AutumnGlo ever turning up again is probably one to a million.
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Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

Postby (Grey) » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:39 am

It was sitting at 250, then somebody dropped a bid for 400$. Seems a little fishy... but whatever. Sitting at 449$ right now, still the high bidder. I'm going to pay way too much for this but i'm not backing off.
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Postby (8mileshigher) » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:37 am

Good luck on that auction ... too bad :( that so many bidders jumped in for this neck.
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Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

Postby (Grey) » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:49 am

So the seller just sent me some pictures that I requested which he 'neglected' to include in the auction, and i'm seriously rethinking my decision. 450$ for a neck and I kind of expect it to be pristine, you know? I was already sucking it up with the extra screw holes that some idiot drilled all over the back of the headstock but it's just not worth it with all thats wrong with it.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1244235/Hosted% ... de%201.jpg

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Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

Postby (egosheep) » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:25 am

I guess the $400 bid was cancelled? :)
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Re: Photographs of the 480 Series

Postby (Grey) » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:04 pm

egosheep wrote:I guess the $400 bid was cancelled? :)


I pulled my bids. With the extra holes drilled all over the back of the headstock, and now with the fingerboard popping off... forget it. The guy said his tech inspected it and "tried to wiggle the fretboard but couldn't, so it's fine". :roll:
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Photographs of the 480 Series

Postby (8mileshigher) » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:18 am

Grey wrote:I pulled my bids. With the extra holes drilled all over the back of the headstock, and now with the fingerboard popping off... forget it. The guy said his tech inspected it and "tried to wiggle the fretboard but couldn't, so it's fine". :roll:


Erik, glad you didn't get ripped-off by something that was not as good as originally advertised.
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