Vintage Rickenbacher Rickenbacker Lap Steel Guitar
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-12-24)
Price : US $2,000.
1939 Rickenbacher Silver Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar
also known as Model 100
This lap steel guitar is in most excellent condition. It is quite rare to find a guitar of this vintage with such little wear or deterioration. There is virtually no pitting on the chrome. It is in collectors condition.
This vintage classic sports the much sought after 1 1/2' Horseshoe Magnet pickup. The output is strong and has excellent tonal range. The sustain is remarkable. This guitar can scream and growl or carry a clean hawaiian sound as well as the twang identified with country sound. Jerry Byrd played a sister guitar. And I’ve listened to Hawaiian players on other Ricks with the same electronics. This guitar can also really wail. If you want to know what this guitar can sound like, listen to Jackson Browne’s, Running on Empty album. This is the set-up that David Lindley used on that album. Not the same guitar, mind you, but a sister guitar that has the same electronics. These pickups are very hot; and understandably, in great demand. .
The photos are high resolution & can be enlarged. Please refer to them. They should help to understand that this guitar is in such excellent condition.
The original hard shell case is also in very good condition. The exterior does show some wear but is generally quite sound.
Rickenbacher lap steels were one of the first electric guitars, introduced in 1935. They are quite collectible as well as producing some of the best sounds.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-12-24)
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