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|Comment||Hi Paul, I greatly appreciate your response in regard to my Rickenbacker 381 V69/12. I started looking closer at the guitarand found that a new neck had been installed, probably by the factory. I also noticed that a few of the string saddle adjustment screws were stripped. Since I paid a great deal of money for it, spending additional money would be foolish to get it right. So, much to my disappointment, I returned it and got fully reimbursed. The guitar was beautiful to look at, but I wasn't buying a piece of art, I wanted a playable guitar. I'll keep looking. Thank you again. Ken|
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.
Mostly automotive and hobby (in the past).
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).
Awards and Honors
Awards won for product, vehicle, and preschool toy design in the past.
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.