Rickenbacker Guitar Repairs & Upgrades

  Rickenbacker Guitar Repairs & Upgrades

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Bring Us Your Rickenbacker Bass For Lemmy' izing
We Will Reconstruct Or Retop The Body & Headstock Wings From Walnut
We Have Detailed Pictures Of The Carving So We Can Recreate It Perfectly
We Will Replace All The Pickups & Bridge & Tuners
We Will Replace The Fingerboard, Install Star Inlays & do a Full Set Up
Average Price In 2010  $4,000.00
Legally We Cannot Construct One Of These From Scratch
So You Must Start With An Original Rickenbacker

Custom Blueburst Refinish  $1.000.00
You won't be able to tell it's an aftermarket

Custom Paint Jobs
You won't be able to tell it's an aftermarket

Modified Rickenbacker

This Rickenbacker model is unlike any of the other Beatle sounding Rickenbackers.  In fact it sounds and plays great right off the shelf.
This guitar is the only guitar under $1,000.00 I know of made from Solid Walnut
with a 24 fret double octave neck through body design.
 The Stock pickups are also really good. It is available in Chrome or Gold hardware versions.

Modifications Performed 

1. Heel totally removed
2. Neck shaved thin
3. Blackback Pickups installed (Step routed into body)
4. Linear String Rotation 40 to 1 precision locking  tuners 
5. 1500 G neck modification 
This guitar gets my vote as one of the best guitars on the market for the price. It has all the right components. The price is extremely low.  No other low cost American made guitar has a neck through body with 24 frets and a solid Walnut body.  The stock pickups are great. 
The "Black Backs" TM in the customized version are better but the stock pickups are better than most other stock pickups that come installed in most  PRS & Gibson guitars.

The modifications on the guitar as performed above by Guitar Tech  Jim Van Campen are all excellent improvements. In my opinion the only one that is absolutely necessary is the slimming of the neck. The only real fault that the guitar has is the neck is too big.  As long as you need to slim the neck you might as well remove the stupid looking heel from hell, It protrudes way too far from the body.  (see the picture above)

Left "Van Campen" Modified Rickenbacker Guitar
The stock model is on the  right, see the large heel
Not as bad as the PRS heel

 Left the Van Campen Modified Rickenbacker Guitar
The stock model is on the right

March 04 1996