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Section - 5.3 What are the neck widths of the various Rickenbacker models?

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   The exact neck widths for each model currently in production (basses
   too) are included in the specifications for each model on the Rickenbacker 
   web site,

   Most Rickenbacker guitars in production today come with a neck that is 
   1 5/8" wide at the nut, and 1 15/16" at the 12th fret.  But there are
   also some Rickenbackers guitars in production which have a wider neck,
   measuring 1 3/4" at the nut and 2 1/16" at the 12th fret.  If you're 
   looking for a guitar with a wider neck, here is what John Hall has to say:

      "The Tom Petty Limited Edition, the 380L Laguna, and the 650 Series 
       all have the same wider neck, essentially the same as a Les Paul 
       (although we chose to have a different shape).

       But we also announced two new models to our dealers on Decmber 
       24th [1997]. . . the Model 660 six stringer and the Model 660/12 
       twelve stringer, which all have this wider profile neck. These are 
       now in standard production and pretty well gives everyone a choice 
       of their favorite neck width in the Rickenbacker line."

       [John Hall,, 12/26/1998]

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