Rickenbacker luthier in Minneapolis MN area


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Sep 23, 2022
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Can anyone recommend a really good Rickenbacker luthier in the Minneapolis / St. Paul Minnesota area? Specifically I am considering adding a 12-saddle bridge to a 2002 360/12. I have seen some pictures of those bridges and it looks like it requires some extremely precision cutting to get the strings spaced so that it doesn't make it any harder to play than it already is. I wish I could remember where I saw the picture, just to be able to show the luthier how it should be.

Also I need someone experienced with either creating or installing a wider spaced nut. These nuts both reduce the space between the octave strings and increase the space between the pairs to enhance playability. I mentioned this to a couple local luthiers I have used in the past for other guitars and they balked at the notion. "Reducing the space between octave strings will cause interference" they said. While I’m sure that’s true if not done right, but from what I have read on the Ricksource.com many people have had this done and have no problems with it.

I replaced the nut on my 2002 360/12 a few years ago with the newer slightly wider spaced one that Rickenbacker sells On their website. It helped a little, but I still have problems. There was a luthier on the west coast that people used to send their 360/12’s who made and installed a custom made nut, but apparently is no longer in business. People who had this done claimed night/day difference. I also learned there is a company called Rickysounds that makes a wider spaced brass nut, but dont know if it is any better than the better than the one I purchased from Rickenbacker.
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