Guitar Making and Repair/Guitar neck


On the RIC acoustic 12 string guitars that you the neck of the same dimensions as the RIC electric 12?


The standard neck that I fit to the 12-string Rick acoustics that I build, is identical in width to a Rick 660/12, at 1 3/4" at the nut. This is 1/8" wider than other Rickenbacker 12 strings. The depth of the neck at the nut is 1/16" more than a 660/12, however.

Since each acoustic I build is to customer order, I can provide a 1 5/8" fretboard width at no extra cost, upon request, for a neck feel exactly like a vintage Rickenbacker electric 12 string. I have built a number of these necks with the narrow width over the years.


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paul wilczynski


Anything concerning building, tuning, theory of construction. Specialist in finishing (40 years' experience); extensive knowledge of Rickenbacker instruments of all vintages. Rickenbacker factory connection on personal level; ONLY licensed Rickenbacker luthier in the world.


Extensive. I build and restore electric and acoustic guitars (steel string and nylon classicals). I build all of Rickenbacker's acoustic instruments in my own shops in San Francisco and Healdsburg, CA. I write two online columns with a total of over 15,000 posts since January, 2005. Google my name or my screen name, "jingle_jangle".

American Guild of Luthiers.

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Manage the University Department workshops(Industrial Design) in SF, also have taught and written design and fabrication classes for almost a decade. Have produced online classes, written curricula, syllabi, etc. Run an online forum for my students (500 in number).

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Awards won for product, vehicle, and preschool toy design in the past.

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Rickenbacker International Corporation, Waterstone Guitars LLC, many Fortune 500 companies before I worked in guitars (I ran a design studio for 22 years). I have hundreds of individual--private party--customers.

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