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Postby (TownesVanZandt) » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:32 am

I have been thinking about a 362 as of late. Just wondering if anyone has any advice, not only on the pros and cons of owning one, but also how often they come up for sale. I see two available on Reverb/Ebay right now, but they have been up for some time, and are not going for the asking price. Contacted Dave's in LaCrosse, who suggested a price in the $5k - $6K range is more reasonable. There was a FG 362 that popped up on Reverb a few months back, but it went pretty quickly and I didn't see what it went for.

In any case, anyone have one? Anyone know how often one sees one for sale? Thanks for any advice.
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Re: Rick 362s

Postby (admin) » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:42 am

Tom we only have two in our price list for an average price of $8750. This is higher than the information your received from Dave's. There are two on Reverb at the moment, a 1979 Mapleglo and a 1982 Jetglo both in the $8K US range.
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Re: Rick 362s

Postby (TownesVanZandt) » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:12 pm

Yes, I have seen the two on Reverb. One dropped to around $6700 due to a sale, and I was thinking about it.

Do you own a store, or do you know of other 362s for sale?
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Re: Rick 362s

Postby (jps) » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:18 pm

TownesVanZandt wrote:...around $6700...

That's the same price as that of an extremely rare double door Gustav Stickley bookcase I have been eyeing! Hmm, decisions, decisions. A double neck guitar from the '70s, or a double door bookcase from around 1903. :mrgreen:
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Re: Rick 362s

Postby (admin) » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:50 am

Tom I do not own a store. I find it fascinating to study the history of Rickenbacker instruments, however as they are added to our Register.
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Re: Rick 362s

Postby (jdogric12) » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:16 pm

I owned one once. Pretty heavy, and you have to be very careful not to swing that weight around by holding the neck(s). Which is kind of a pain. If you are buying it as a collector, go for it. 5 to 6k sounds right. If you plan to play it (like i did!) be ready to be annoyed, which will help you sell it! :)
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Re: Rick 362s

Postby (TownesVanZandt) » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:02 pm

I wouldn't play it live. I am the rhythm guitarist in a Rickenbacker-heavy traveling tribute band, and the lead guitarist would play it live. So I wouldn't have to worry about the weight! He plays a ****** Jay Turcer doubleneck now...so this would be a step up, to say the least. It'd be a "special gig" guitar and wouldn't travel far. I worry enough about my Ricks as it is - cannot imagine how paranoid I'd be bringing a $6500 guitar on road trips.
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Re: Rick 362s

Postby (TownesVanZandt) » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:35 pm

Aaaannnd.....

Just had an offer to buy one for $6500.

If anyone has sold one recently or seen one sold, let me know. This seems like a decent price, but I can't find any recent info on Reverb, mainly, I suppose, because they don't move that often.
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Re: Rick 362s

Postby (collin) » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:39 pm

That sounds about exactly right, depending on color and condition.

Considering these don't turn up often, you should try and make a move for it, if you're interested.
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Re: Rick 362s

Postby (TownesVanZandt) » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:40 pm

Color is jetglo. Condition appears excellent.

Exciting!!
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Re: Rick 362s

Postby (collin) » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:28 pm

Cool!

Definitely do your homework as well, make sure that Jetglo is original. Jetglo seems to be the go-to color for covering up repairs.
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Re: Rick 362s

Postby (kennyhowes) » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:36 pm

Just saw this. I LOVE my 362/12. Played it exclusively for the first year I owned it. Balanced and certainly a conversation starter. It’s the bee’s knees. I’d get another if I could, as a backup.
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Re: Rick 362s

Postby (TownesVanZandt) » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:07 pm

Indeed!

Here's what mine will look like! (Picking it up next weekend....)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2nbHpF7-qk
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Re: Rick 362s

Postby (kennyhowes) » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:33 pm

Super! Classic Jetglo.
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