This is the first Rickenbacker I have ever owned or played. I always thought they were odd shaped. However, I played one at a music store and really liked it. The one I bought on eBay was in beautiful condition.
Rickenbacker International Corporation is a string instrument manufacturer based in Santa Ana, California. The company is credited as the first known maker of electric guitars —in —and eventually produced a range of electric guitars and bass guitars. Current line of products manufactured include electric and acoustic guitars and basses. Early examples bear the brand name Electro.
Founded in by Adolph Rickenbacker and George D. Played by Hawaiian musicians of the s to jazz bassists of the s, by the Beatles and Byrds to the most-current rock groups on MTV, the ringing sound of Rickenbacker instruments has helped define music as we know it. It all began in s Los Angeles, a city fast becoming the entertainment capital of the world. Like many of his contemporaries, steel player George Beauchamp pronounced Beechum sought a louder, improved guitar.