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1935 RICKENBACKER LAP STEEL GUITAR

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-10)
Price : US $600.00



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 Up for auction is Dad's Rickenbacker Lap Steel Guitar.  Last played at my wedding on April 1, 1983 (Hawaiian Wedding Song).  Dad passed away 2 years ago and I am just getting around to going through some of his belongings.  I do know some history pertaining to this guitar.  When Dad was 13 years old (1938-1939)he had a local paper route in Newport Beach / Balboa Island, CA. and started saving his pay to purchase an electric guitar.  In the summer of 1939, he took a part time job with the Rickenbacker company in Santa Ana, CA. (still holding down the paper route).  By October 1939 (just before his 14th birthday), he had saved up enough money to purchase an electric guitar from a local pawn shop in Costa Mesa, CA. he'd had his eyes on.  Discussing his future purchase with one of the manufacturing employees at Rickenbacker, the gentleman offered Dad one of the prototype Model B's.  It was just the Bakelite body and the neck and he told Dad that if he ''could put it together'' he could have it for the $50.00 he had in his pocket.  So, Dad did.  It has never had a head plate, as that would have cost him additional money.  I don't know the story on where the two chrome pick guards are or why they aren't on the guitar.  I honestly don't recall seeing them.  I just plugged it into our son's Crate MX10 amp (sold separately), and it plays wonderfully.  The strings are in dire need of replacement as they are a tad rusty and old.  The chrome also has some spotty discoloration


Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-10-10)



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