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Makes me want to buy a Fender. I'm glad it's American-made, and I want to want a Ric, but it's just so McDonald's-ey. Maybe it's the spokesperson. Or the weird PG guy. Beautiful guitar, I wish I hadn't seen the production line.

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Makes me want to buy a Fender. I'm glad it's American-made, and I want to want a Ric, but it's just so McDonald's-ey. Maybe it's the spokesperson. Or the weird PG guy. Beautiful guitar, I wish I hadn't seen the production line.

Well.. that's the way all big companies build these days..

 

I guess now if a guitar being properly hand made makes a difference you gotta go to an independent luthier.. and even then, if they are successful they could have duplicating machines where they run over a body template to make sure any copy is perfect.

 

like this

 

Even Gibson has a lot of automated processes...

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That was interesting. Might have to swing by the factory for myself. They are only about 30 min. from where I live.

Also the Fender factory and Fender museum are pretty close to me.

I have been there and the tour is pretty cool.

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Enjoyed watching. Interesting how they cure the finish by light in the "oven".

Gotta love those RIC's!

Played a 4001 bass since 1976 & a 620 solidbody since 2007. Well made instruments & just feel good in your hands! msp_thumbup.gif

 

Thanks for posting.

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