Man I love Ricky's. Paul McCartney, Lemmy from Motorhead, Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath and the bassist from Death From Above (Jesse Keeler) 1979 love them too. Very good for that heavy, heavy sound. They also look pretty.
Yeah it's got a history with the Beatles, but it's also a Californian guitar. Ricky are beautiful machines, the look cool and quirky, and often weigh much less that you'd less. I can this close to buying a used one for a song, but I took my time and lost the opportunity to buy one within my budget. Even so, I still desire to have one, why...? Cause I'm a ROCKERRR!