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 Post subject: QUESTION FOR MR. HALL
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:16 pm 
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I plan to purchase a 660/12 soon. However, my dream guitar would be a 360/12 with the same neck width as the 660/12.
This probably amounts to rehashing an old subject, But considering the immense admiration for this guitar, and the number of people I so "often" read about that also dream about the 360/12 with a wider neck, why hasn't RIC
produced it? Is there any chance of this happening
in the near future?


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 Post subject: Re: QUESTION FOR MR. HALL
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:55 pm 
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I'm sure there's a market for this and many other things but with the factory at 120% production capacity and 450+ production days booked, new items don't make much sense from a business standpoint.


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 Post subject: Re: QUESTION FOR MR. HALL
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:35 am 
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Thanks for the timely response.
I understand the dillemma.
If RIC ever does add a new model, a wider neck version of the 360/12 would sure get my vote. I would buy one in a heartbeat.


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 Post subject: Re: QUESTION FOR MR. HALL
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:01 am 
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As a 660/12 owner, and possessor of large hands and fingers, I can tell you as everyone told me, chances are you can get used to the thinner necks on the 330/360/12's. I have, even with limited playing time on them. I love my 660/12, but I sure do want a 3 series 12 in addition to it.


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 Post subject: Re: QUESTION FOR MR. HALL
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:51 pm 
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I'm sure there's a market for this and many other things but with the factory at 120% production capacity and 450+ production days booked, new items don't make much sense from a business standpoint.
That´s a pity. I am sure there would be a market for wider 650-style necks on ALL the models - not only the 12-strings. I would really love to see a 350 with the neck of the 650 for example.

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 Post subject: Re: QUESTION FOR MR. HALL
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:59 am 
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Try having big fingers and playing violin. Or mandolin. I think its just a matter of getting accustomed to the dimensions.


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 Post subject: Re: QUESTION FOR MR. HALL
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You know what they say... big fingers.................................................................



big fingernails...

Made ya look!


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 Post subject: Re: QUESTION FOR MR. HALL
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Try having big fingers and playing violin. Or mandolin. I think its just a matter of getting accustomed to the dimensions.

No it is not. I am accustomed to it and yet there are things that you can do much better with the wider necks.

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 Post subject: Re: QUESTION FOR MR. HALL
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A 25½" scale would make a useful difference too. Not just the fractionally greater distance from fret to fret, but a change in string tension that I don't have the vocabulary (or knowledge) to describe. But I guess that would mean re-engineering the whole instrument, so forget it!




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 Post subject: Re: QUESTION FOR MR. HALL
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:23 am 
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A 25½" scale would make a useful difference too. Not just the fractionally greater distance from fret to fret, but a change in string tension that I don't have the vocabulary (or knowledge) to describe. But I guess that would mean re-engineering the whole instrument, so forget it!



As you said: "Forget it!" Because this would also mean that Rickenbacker guitars would lose a lot of their distinctive sound!!!

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