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 Post subject: Roger McGuinn RIC acoustic
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:44 pm 
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Does RM have one? I've heard tales of a 12 string dred. If so, why in the world does he not play it? How great would a Roger McGuinn Limited Edition 12 string acoustic be?!

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 Post subject: Re: Roger McGuinn RIC acoustic
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:02 am 
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His DVD "The 12-String Guitar of Roger McGuinn" from 1996 shows him playing a gorgeous Martin D45-12.

I don't know if he has a 12-string RIC acoustic.


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 Post subject: Re: Roger McGuinn RIC acoustic
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:29 am 
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Yup, I've got that DVD; I bet the RIC would put that Martin to shame!

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 Post subject: Re: Roger McGuinn RIC acoustic
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:43 am 
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His Martin is actually quite a nice guitar, very pretty indeed.

Roger does have a very early prototype acoustic of ours but it's not particularly good; the design has changed greatly since then. He had already hooked up with Martin by the time ours was perfected and I felt it would be quite unethical to get involved at that point, especially since we consider a number of folks at Martin as friends.

However, our current jumbo, Maple-sided twelve is really hard to beat and probably would be a much better choice for his particular sound. Also, if you're already playing acoustics regularly, it's not a big deal but if you mainly play RIC electrics, ours will be an easier transition due to its electric-like neck profile.


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 Post subject: Re: Roger McGuinn RIC acoustic
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:55 am 
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Thanks John for your reply. Hopefully you can get another chance when his contract runs out.

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 Post subject: Re: Roger McGuinn RIC acoustic
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:46 am 
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Martin... Never had any desire to own one of their products, but maintain a high degree of respect for the company and C.F. Martin IV. I met him once in 1991 during the Symposium of American Stringed instrument Artisans, and again in 2000 during the factory tour. Both times, I recall a polite and personable individual. Among the artifacts in the Martin factory showroom is the original Masonic document of C.F. Martin from a lodge in Germany. Nice to see that the founder was on the square.


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 Post subject: Re: Roger McGuinn RIC acoustic
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I've had a Martin 6 string, a mahogany and spruce J-18, for about 12 years and it's a fine guitar. I would be very tempted by a maple-sided RIC 12 to replace my old, beat up Epi Texan 12. The problem of course is that while I do appreciate the problems Rickenbacker has in producing them, I've simply never seen any RIC acoustic, nevermind a 12 string 730L.


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 Post subject: Re: Roger McGuinn RIC acoustic
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:57 pm 
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Rogers current groovy Martin is a seven string. The seventh string is an octave "G". He likes it cause it has a decent amount of jangle with the octave g and he can play more 6 string style stuff. Sounded pretty darned good when I saw him in Moorpark last year .......


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 Post subject: Re: Roger McGuinn RIC acoustic
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:13 pm 
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That's very interesting. A google search found all the details fo me on the Martin website. I don't think I want one though!


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 Post subject: Re: Roger McGuinn RIC acoustic
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:16 pm 
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Here's mine Kevin. Ain't she a beauty?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/ ... 002808.jpg

Cole

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