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How Thick Is A Ric?

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Friend just got a ric, looked as thin as the single cut I'm building, which is 1 1/4", but that link definitely looks close to 2"

Thanks to all for your replies. I appreciate the link to the modified Ric page. The guitar featured there sure looks to be 2" thick, can't deny that. If I were a betting man, I would have never bet that the re-issue model featured on Rickenbacker's website could be that thick because it only weighs in at 5 lbs. But then again, I've not yet worked with alder so I'm not sure how dense (or heavy) it is.

I have an old Japanese guitar, circa 1964, that weighs in at about 5 lbs. It is also a short scale model with a mahogany neck and body. The body thickness is about 1 1/4" thick. So, depending upon how the weight of the alser compares to that, it is possible that it could weigh about 5 lbs. with a 2" thick body. I'm not sure, but it's something to further explore.

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