Rice Custom Guitars is a family owned musical instrument company, and we
strive to build instruments that rival and surpass the finest pieces ever made.
Every Rice Custom is handmade in Chicago by Chris and Rich Rice.
The vast majority of our instruments are built to order, and we work closely with our
clients to create their ultimate instrument. Being a true custom shop, we are not bound
to existing styles or ideas, and this is certainly the way dreams are turned into reality.
"Ready to hear the Truth? Play a Rice Custom."
---Rich Rice---Chris Rice---
Hi Rich and Chris, here's my first plug in review: first thing is WOW!!! , full and warm TONE, yesss I tried the different positions, and it has a very wide range of tones. The bender is perfect. Then I stop and I play with a Fender B-bender Nasvhille upgraded with Fralins and Callaham bridge (of which I was pretty satisfied). First thing I note is a higher output of #83, so I needed to increase the volume of the amp to have same level of #83 from the Fender, second is tone, #83 as a full tone, warmer than the Fender and complete on every frequency, lots of bass. the Fender is little brighter but sounds like the bass knob on the amp is turned completely off, it is hard for me to describe it, but in "acoustic" words the difference sounds like @83 is a Martin HD-28 (tone, power, volume -sometimes too loud-, dynamics) and the Fender is a 300 dollars acoustic guitar with small body, nice bright sound, nice dynamics, but hard to compare with the Martin. So I'm very happy, in the next days, I'll compare with the CS 63 and the partcaster with haussel pu's, and let you know. As soon as I have more time, I will record and post full reportage on tdpri and youtube! CIAO!!! - Paolo