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Texican



Cypress, TX

I Dare To Be Different
Nov 6th, 2016 06:55 AM        

Every once in a while Rickenbacker will offer a one off direct from the factory. Now on eBay is a left handed 330, Amber Montezuma Brown and black trim. This is the very first left handed one off that I've seen.<br /> <br /> It appears that most of the one offs are experiments with a finish and/or hardware configuration. For example, a year ago they offered a 1993 Deluxe, with a wider neck, double F holes, no pickguard, and single volume & tone controls and overwound toaster pickups.<br /> <br /> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rickenbacker-1993-PLUS-DLX-FG-/252157481742?hash=item3ab5c1d30e%3Ag%3AGF4AAOSw%7EbFWOnNO. <br /> <br /> Back in the spring they offered a one off 5 string 4001c64 bass in Mint Green and black hardware.



Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

Nov 6th, 2016 07:54 AM        

That's a beauty, but pricey!



reverend mikey

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The real Rev of the FDP
Nov 6th, 2016 07:39 PM        

One off's can be mixed bags... since it doesn't conform to any standard model, it's hard to put a street value on what you have.<br /> <br /> I'm not crazy about it for that reason; and also because the black trim is just ugly on one of these - what are they thinking? This isn't a heavy metal or shred guitar is it?! <br /> <br /> This is a problem when you order a guitar from Martin's Custom Shop, too. As soon as you change a spec (hence ordering from the Custom Shop), it is no longer a D-28 or D-35 or whatever model it may have been based on - it's just a "Custom Shop" Martin - again, hard to market and resell later (if /when necessary).<br /> <br /> Very pricey when you consider it could be hard to resell...



Tony Salieri



Houston, Texas

I'm a tone deaf hack.
Nov 8th, 2016 08:13 AM        

Please tell me that at that price it has proper full sweep lefty tone POTs.<br /> <br /> If interested, keep it on your eBay watch list to see if it doesn't sell and gets relisted at a lower price. Or contact the seller to see if you reach an agreement on a Buy It Now listing.<br /> <br /> Note--As we all know, but it needs to be mentioned, making a deal for a private purchase away from eBay would be breaking eBay rules.



Peegoo

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They never listen
Dec 8th, 2016 08:48 PM        

They're not thinking; they're simply building a custom guitar to a customer's spec. <br /> <br /> Many "one offs" are precisely that: a custom build.



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