Larrivee Guitar Forum

Main Forums => Larrivee Electric Guitars => Topic started by: lyric_girl on May 08, 2010, 02:27:37 PM



Title: The wait is almost over
Post by: lyric_girl on May 08, 2010, 02:27:37 PM
Some of you on this forum know that I have a Rickenbacker 360 on order, and it's been on order since September 19, 2008.

The deal with Rickenbacker is they make a set number of instruments each year period. I believe that number is 20,000. Unlike some places in the US, you generally cannot walk into a dealer here and pull one off the wall, as you need to order them.

So, I patiently put down my deposit and have waited and waited and then some. When my order was placed with Rickenbacker, I was told that the estimate was between 12-18 months for delivery. So, that should have been some time between September 19, 2009 and March 19, 2009. My Ric landed at the dealer in Toronto on April 23 making it 19 months and 4 days total...not too bad.

Now, I have to figure out a way to pay for it. Hmmmm...  :roll


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: Barefoot Rob on May 08, 2010, 02:33:48 PM
My wife would say sell the kids and the husband.I hope this helps. :wave


As some know my wife is trying to sell me. :ohmy:


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: Mikeymac on May 08, 2010, 03:45:34 PM
That is a loooooong wait! Hope it is all that you've anticipated it to be!

As to paying for it, I like unclrob's idea, but doesn't the government (ours is giving away money right and left!) have grants that "starving artists" can apply for? (Or do you have to be a huge, bloated financial institution to qualify?)  :?


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: Barefoot Rob on May 08, 2010, 04:01:44 PM
Yes Rev they have grants but you have to be rich to get them. :roll


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on May 08, 2010, 10:07:29 PM
I believe our Lyric Girl is a Canuck. No bale outs here ( yet anyhow) Wow that is a long wait for Ricky. Lets us know your thoughts once Ricky arrives!!!!

A  :nice guitar: for sure and one that you don't see everyday in my area of the world. :nice guitar:


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: lyric_girl on May 08, 2010, 10:42:40 PM
Yes, I live in the Great White North, so no grants here. I have been to shop, paid them more money and got to touch and take pictures of her. She looks just amazing. I will definitely be posting my thoughts when she comes home to stay.


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: Strings4Him on May 08, 2010, 10:44:38 PM
I had to google  Rickenbacker 360 to see what kind of guitar you have waited so long to acquire!  Is your guitar like this one?

(http://www.rickenbacker.com/images/360.jpg)


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: lyric_girl on May 08, 2010, 11:01:13 PM
Yes, but JetGlo or black


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: fongie on May 08, 2010, 11:18:31 PM
This just brings back memories. A month ago, I was bidding on one on eBay, and the owner was only 10 km from me. I decided to pull out of the bidding race and it only went for $1,200.00 AUD. Now tht hurts!! Lyric Girl, you have a 'Magic' guitar. Go Girl!!!
cheers
fongie


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: Walkerman on May 10, 2010, 04:22:36 PM
LG...is yours a 6 or a 12?  I have a 12, and I have to tell you, I'd rather have a root canal than to have to change the strings on it.  Whomever designed those 2 grooves on the headstock has to be the most fiendish person alive.  Most folks here know I name my guitars.  Ricky has 2 names...Ricky, and one for when I change the strings...his 2nd name cannot be repeated here..... :roll

But, I do love playing it.  It's got the dual outputs so I can get that "60's" sound. Tamborine Man, Feel A Whole Lot Better, If I needed Someone,  Words of Love, etc.


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: lyric_girl on May 10, 2010, 08:16:22 PM
It's a 6.

If you want me to dig through my books on Rickenbacker, I'm sure I can find out just who it was that designed that system for the 12 strings so you can take his name in vain every time you change the strings out. :roll


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: Mikeymac on May 10, 2010, 08:24:20 PM
LG...is yours a 6 or a 12?  I have a 12, and I have to tell you, I'd rather have a root canal than to have to change the strings on it.  Whomever designed those 2 grooves on the headstock has to be the most fiendish person alive.  Most folks here know I name my guitars.  Ricky has 2 names...Ricky, and one for when I change the strings...his 2nd name cannot be repeated here..... :roll

Those two little grooves = the smallest torture chambers created by man!!!  :roll


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: lyric_girl on May 10, 2010, 08:44:42 PM
Those two little grooves = the smallest torture chambers created by man!!!  :roll

Ok, let me start by saying that this isn't meant to be a sexist remark, but not necessarily the smallest torture chambers created by man are bras and pantyhose. I will stop now. :roll


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: Mikeymac on May 11, 2010, 03:33:42 AM
Ok, let me start by saying that this isn't meant to be a sexist remark, but not necessarily the smallest torture chambers created by man are bras and pantyhose. I will stop now. :roll

I got nothin'.

 :rolleye:


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: lyric_girl on May 12, 2010, 01:12:03 AM
I got nothin'.

 :rolleye:

I was pretty sure you wouldn't have a comeback to that! LOL


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: Mikeymac on May 12, 2010, 02:06:06 PM
I was pretty sure you wouldn't have a comeback to that! LOL

Some of us guys aren't too bright, but we eventually learn when to keep still.  :rolleye:


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: Walkerman on May 12, 2010, 02:12:24 PM
Ok, let me start by saying that this isn't meant to be a sexist remark, but not necessarily the smallest torture chambers created by man are bras and pantyhose. I will stop now. :roll

LG....hate to be the one to break the news....but you women did it to yourself......

"...The first modern brassiere to receive a patent was the one invented in 1913 by a New York socialite named Mary Phelps Jacob...."


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on May 12, 2010, 08:19:06 PM
Some of us guys aren't too bright, but we eventually learn when to keep still.  :rolleye:


Yup


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: lyric_girl on May 13, 2010, 01:36:18 AM
Stupid woman! :roll


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: Mikeymac on May 20, 2010, 07:06:57 PM
Back on topic...did you get the Rick yet?


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: lyric_girl on May 22, 2010, 11:27:07 AM
Nope. I would have posted if I had.


Title: Re: The wait is almost over
Post by: teh on May 23, 2010, 01:10:54 AM
Can't wait to hear the "Rick" report since it's been over a year of waiting. Patience is truly a virtue.

P.S. Not to digress but has anyone here besides me played the position of baseball catcher on a hot summer afternoon in Little League back in their former youth? That may be the reason that no one has brought up Charles Bennett, inventor of the modern day atheletic supporter who was probably related to the inventor of the brassiere.