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Jeffery Mercer


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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2020 10:21 am    
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Mark Helm


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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2020 11:55 am     Post-War B6
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What you have there is a 1945/46 Post-War B6.

You can tell this because of a few features:

The 1.25" Horseshoe;
The chrome bezel that it's mounted to;
The bridge that's mounted onto the body;
The 'T' shaped headstock logo plate.

I believe that sometime in 1946, the spelling on the headstock was changed to the now-familiar Rickenbacker,
likely to capitalize of the fame of the WWII flying ace, Eddie of the same name and to minimize having the "-bacher" spelling associated with its German roos.

As to the black plates... If Todd says it's original to the guitar--it's original. I stand corrected.

Good luck with your sale.
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2020 3:06 pm    
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I have seen enough black plates on Bakelites out there to rule out that "they are not original and painted".

I have seen this comment on many peoples add's and I am unsure it is warranted.

I would assume this is an original "black plate" Bakelite guitar.
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Mark Helm


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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2020 7:40 pm     I stand corrected!
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Thanks, Todd. You would know better than I. Thanks for adding to my info on these guitars. Any idea how rare they are?
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Scott Thomas

 

Post  Posted 4 Aug 2020 8:09 pm    
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Wow. A blacked out Ricky. That is the sexiest B-6 I've ever seen.
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Mark Helm


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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2020 8:47 pm     Buy it!
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Scott Thomas wrote:
Wow. A blacked out Ricky. That is the sexiest B-6 I've ever seen.


Well....apparently it could be yours! Buy it!
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Jeffery Mercer


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Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 6:06 pm    
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Gone
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C Dixon

 

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Duluth, GA USA
Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 9:12 pm     Re: Post-War B6
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Mark Helm wrote:
What you have there is a 1945/46 Post-War B6.

You can tell this because of a few features:

The 1.25" Horseshoe;
The chrome bezel that it's mounted to;
The bridge that's mounted onto the body;
The 'T' shaped headstock logo plate.

I believe that sometime in 1946, the spelling on the headstock was changed to the now-familiar Rickenbacker,
likely to capitalize of the fame of the WWII flying ace, Eddie of the same name and to minimize having the "-bacher" spelling associated with its German roos.

As to the black plates... If Todd says it's original to the guitar--it's original. I stand corrected.

Good luck with your sale.


Mark

You are correct. This model was created after WWII and the strings were attached to a steel plate; instead of going through holes in the body like the pre-war models.

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