Red hair and black leather, my favourite colour scheme
1997/98 Rickenbacker 360, turquoise-glo*
I love the incredible red-ish rosewood that only Ric seems to use. No other (mass production) guitar companies (that I am aware of) seem to ever use any rosewood anywhere near this colour. WTF? Why are Ricky fretboards so red?!? I love them…but WHY are the they only ones that look like this?!?
* The real name for this colour is just plain old “turquoise”, but that isn’t “Ric” enough for me. So I took it upon myself to Rick-ify the name in the tradition of their well known finishes like “mapleglo” (natural), “fireglo” (sunburst) and “jetglo” (black). See how much more fun everything is when you stick a “glo” at the end? So, “turquoise-glo” it shall be for evermore.
PS: here’s a video that will help put the first line above in context..it’s not Richard Thompson himself performing it, but these guys do a great bluegrass-y cover version of Thompson’s incredible song “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”. Dig it!