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George Rout


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Post  Posted 7 Jul 2019 5:26 pm    
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I have another (non-computer) friend who has asked if I could date a guitar he recently acquired. It's a Rickenbacker black Bakelite with the serial #6-806. It has only one control, that being the volume. Sorry, I don't have any pics.
Any comments please, thanks.

Geo
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Mark Helm


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 11 Jul 2019 9:08 pm     Dating a Bakelite Rick
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Hey, George! Well, if it only has one volume control it's one of the first of the bakelite Ricks, introduced in 1935. By 1937 they had a volume knob as well. Pretty sure on that, but if someone else has better info, I'm all ears. Always looking to learn more.
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George Rout


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Post  Posted 16 Jul 2019 3:36 pm    
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Thank you for the response Mark. I knew the "one control" only was an indication of being a 1935 model. I was wondering if the serial No. 6 - 806 gave any additional info.
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Bill Creller


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Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 16 Jul 2019 6:39 pm    
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The serial number is usually prefixed with a "C" before the number. Haven't seen or worked on one with a "6"
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George Rout


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Post  Posted 17 Jul 2019 10:20 am    
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Hi Bill, thanks for your note, I just checked with the chap who owns the Ricky and he confirms the prefix is a "C" and not a "6". My hearing aids and telephones sometimes don't get along!!!!!! Thanks for mentioning that.
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Hal Braun


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Eustis, Florida, USA
Post  Posted 17 Jul 2019 8:43 pm    
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If I was asked to date an old Ricky.. I would be ok with that as long as it’s single.. Shocked
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George Rout


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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 18 Jul 2019 4:57 am    
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My wife and I often eat a roadhouse, "Ricky Joe's" here in town. I've never met "Ricky Joe"!!!!!! Geez, I never thought, maybe I could play some Hawaiian steel guitar there and become a "late bloomer"!!!!!
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 18 Jul 2019 7:22 am    
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When you're dating a Panda, forget flowers, bring some bamboo. Whoa!
Erv
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George Rout


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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 18 Jul 2019 10:11 am    
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Very good Erv. Smart idea!!
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