So, my patience has paid off; I recently took delivery of a pre-owned 350V63/12 in amber fireglow that I found in the USA at the right price!
I would normally NEVER buy a guitar without trying it, but these models are so rare, and as I had a chance to buy from a very well respected dealer in the USA with excellent reviews and at the right price, I decided to take the risk.
I was more than delighted when it arrived; in original unblemished vintage case, opened to reveal the guitar in absolutely perfect, mint, almost as new condition.
Having gigged it four times now, the guitar is all and more that I could have hoped for.........the timbre of the smaller & lighter chambered body, the three original toaster pickups all in a beautiful amber fireglow finish!
I had searched for a long time one of these rare Rics and now I am in Rickenbacker 12 string jangle heaven!!