1949 RICKENBACKER ACE BAKELITE LAP STEEL GUITAR
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-03-19)
Price : US $462
This is a very nice vintage Rickenbacker ACE lap steel guitar. It is made of brown marbelized Bakelite that is extremely attractive (see photos). It is all original and in very good condition with normal light surface scratches and normal light wear but overall very clean and nice. No cracks, chips or breaks. The strings feed through the body and it has the Rickenbacker ''horseshoe'' pickup. Original tone and volume knobs are both intact and in excellent condition. Electronics are all original and in good working order (pots were slightly scratchy but cleared up after a few turns). Pots are date coded 137921 indicating 21st week of 1949. Rickenbacker made this model from the late 1940s to 1953. It works and sounds Great. The pickup is strong with excellent tone. The gold ACE decal on the headstock is missing part of the letter E (see photo) but is otherwise nice and in good shape. It is missing one of the white dot inlays at the 12th fret and another smaller one at the end of the neck (very minor and easily replaced). It has a small gold decal at the end of the fingerboard that says MFG. BY RICKENBACHER ELECTRO (see photo, a couple of the letters are worn). It has its orignal metal back plate with brown flocking (see photo). Original tuners are in very good condition but the plastic buttons are slightly shrunk (as is normal) and 1 has partially deteriorated (these buttons are easily replaced) but is still holding and usable (see photo,same tuner button shaft is slightly bent). Original brown gator chipboard case shoes considerable wear and tear with part of the edge around the top missing but is still usable. 2 of the 3 case latches are still intact and working as is the original leather handle. Someone has added some satin and felt lining to the inside of the case. Very nice original vintage 1949 Rickenbacker ACE Bakelite lap steel guitar in very good condition. Plays and sounds Great.. Rare model.. No Reserve... 5 DAY AUCTION. Buyer pays $35...
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-03-19)
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