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The RG and RB were Samick's Rickenbacker copies, introduced in 1989 and sold only on the Japanese market. The RG is a copy of the Rickenbacker 325 model, and the RB is a copy of the Rickenbacker 4001 model.

Related:

RG

90 RG

1990 RG B

Sold as both "SamickRocker" and Meriken.

  • ¥40,000 Yen (1990 MSRP)

Body:

  • Solid Maple body

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with small dot inlays
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 21 frets
  •  ?" scale

Binding:

  • Unbound (Version 1)
  • Single-ply, neck (Version 2)

Electronics:

  • Three "Toaster" style pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuners
  • Truss rod cover w/ silk-screened Script logo
  • Truss rod cover w/ silk-screened Meriken logo
  • "Radio" knobs
  • Fully-adjustable bridge with chrome cover and trapeze tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Black (B)

RG-3S

90 RG-3S

1990 RG-3S B

Later renamed RG-3P.

Sold as both "SamickRocker" and Meriken.

  • ¥50,000 Yen (1990 MSRP)

Body:

  • Solid Maple body

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with small dot inlays
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 21 frets
  •  ?" scale

Binding:

  • Unbound (Version 1)
  • Single-ply, neck (Version 2)

Electronics:

  • Three "Toaster" style pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuners
  • Truss rod cover w/ silk-screened Script logo
  • Truss rod cover w/ silk-screened Meriken logo
  • "Radio" knobs
  • Fully-adjustable bridge with chrome cover and Bigsby-style tremolo

Finishes:

  • Black (B)

RB

90 RB

1990 RB B

  • ¥50,000 Yen (1990 MSRP)

Body:

  • Solid Maple body

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with triangle inlays
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 20 frets
  • 34" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck and body

Electronics:

  • One "Toaster", one 4001 style pickup
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Lubricated, die-cast tuners
  • Truss rod cover w/ silk-screened Meriken logo
  • "Radio" knobs
  • Fully-adjustable 4001 style bridge/tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • White (W)

RB-20

Body:

  • Solid Maple body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Maple neck
  • Recessed neck bolts (no neck plate)
  • Rosewood fretboard with triangle inlays
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 24 frets
  • 34" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply, neck

Electronics:

  • Two split P-Bass style pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Black hardware
  • Lubricated, die-cast tuners
  • Truss rod cover w/ silk-screened "SamickRocker" logo
  • Metal knobs
  • Fully-adjustable standard bridge/tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Black (B)
  • White (W)

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