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Rickenbacker f soundhole
« on: March 20, 2007, 03:20:47 PM »
The positioning of this soundhole is a bit odd.
Anyone who knows more about it?


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Re: Rickenbacker f soundhole
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 03:33:19 AM »
Yep, definitely too close to the pickups. Don't know anything about it though!

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Re: Rickenbacker f soundhole
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 09:39:54 AM »
I have seen this before on the Export models of 360/12 New Style with f-soundhole.
These are from the early 70's but the 1998 is said to be from 1966. Maybe it's from the 70's, too with a replaced jackplate? Well, I am sure that someone will be able to help when this Forum gets started with more members.  ;)




Here is another 70's export Model with the soundhole in an odd position.
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Re: Rickenbacker f soundhole
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 12:49:06 PM »
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Re: Rickenbacker f soundhole
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2007, 08:36:33 PM »
Bjorn,
Interesting!
Seems the f holes were all over the place.

Here's my old beastie for comparison, a 1965 1997.
http://www.rickbeat.com/photos/albums/userpics/10001/normal_Oct1965_1997.jpg.jpg

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Re: Rickenbacker f soundhole
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2007, 09:52:46 PM »
Hmmm, I never liked the f-holes. Does Rickenbacker still use them??? I know there are models on which they were painted on - if I'm not mistaken John Lennon's first one.

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Re: Rickenbacker f soundhole
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2007, 06:34:08 AM »
Marc, I believe you're thinking of Gretsch guitars that have the painted f holes.  I've never known a Rickenbacker to have a painted one.

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Re: Rickenbacker f soundhole
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2007, 09:38:26 AM »
Marc, I believe you're thinking of Gretsch guitars that have the painted f holes.  I've never known a Rickenbacker to have a painted one.

I'm pretty confident I read in a Jean 'Toots' Thielemans (a fellow Belgian) interview that his Rickenbacker was a 'plank' with painted f-holes on it. So that's a pre-Beatles model (mid to late fifties, isn't there a pic of it somewhere??)

What I have heard, Gretsches even had ornamental switches and knobs ;-)

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Re: Rickenbacker f soundhole
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2007, 04:21:41 PM »
That sound holes varied in their position in Rickenbackers and other makes to over the years is not all that surprising when you consider that templates may have altered over the course of time and that those on the assembly line are human. With the advent of CNC technology the likelihood of the position changing is bound to be less.

I particularly love they way the points made in this thread has accompanying photos which certainly reveals the variability of manufacturing. Very nice work and a fascinating discussion.
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