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Rickenbacker

ARTICLES

Reader Guitar of the Month: 1960 Rickenbacker 330F

December 25, 2015
After a 23-year quest, a reader finds his dream guitar—a Rickenbacker 330F.
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Vintage Vault: 1974 Rickenbacker 362/12

November 23, 2015
The electric answer to the ’60s folk revival’s acoustic 12-strings.
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Tame Impala: Psych Wunderkind Kevin Parker

August 26, 2015
The scion of psych discusses the imaginative guitar work and unorthodox soundscapes on his new album, Currents.
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12-String Setup Secrets

February 9, 2015
Ace Nashville luthier Joe Glaser and his crew reveal their recipes for maximum chime and jangle.
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GALLERY: Vintage Vault 2014

January 13, 2015
ICYMI: A year of historic gear ogling.
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Rig Rundown: Against Me!

October 15, 2014
Guitarists Laura Jane Grace and James Bowman achieve savage-punk tones through old-school loud tube-amps and pedals.
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Vintage Vault: 1964 Rickenbacker 325

June 24, 2014
A line of guitars used by John Lennon and John Fogerty was named after the company owner’s cat.
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Rickenbacker 366/12 Convertible

March 18, 2014
Discover how this 1967 Rickenbacker 366/12 can morph from a 12-string to a 6-string with the flick of a handle.
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NAMM 2014 Editors' Picks: Day 2

January 24, 2014

PG Editors pick their top gear from the second day of NAMM.


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1968 Rickenbacker 360/12

October 8, 2012
The 1968 360/12 pictured here has the features most often associated with classic Deluxe Rickenbacker models of the ’60s.
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Eight Decades of Rickenbacker

January 10, 2012
There is no denying Rickenbacker’s status as one of the four or five most important electric guitar companies of all time.
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Rickenbacker Guitars Factory Tour

December 7, 2011
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Santa Ana, California, where he visits the Rickenbacker Guitars factory and headquarters. In this segment, Rickenbacker's CEO/Chairman John Hall walks us through the process of building a Model 330 guitar and Model 4003 bass at their US Factory.

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GALLERY: Rickenbacker Factory Tour

December 6, 2011
Go inside Rickenbacker’s Santa Ana facility and see how their guitars are made and see some of the historic instruments in their collection.
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Let's Make a Deal!

October 18, 2011
Whether by phone or email, I’m most frequently contacted with this question: “I have three basses sitting in front of me, and I’m trying to decide which one I’m going to buy. What’s the best deal?”
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5 Surefire Ways to Vintage Bass Tone

September 20, 2011
Vintage bass tone comes from a combination of three things—the bass, the amp, and the player’s hands.
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GALLERY: The Rickenbackers That Rocked the World

May 3, 2011
Take a walk through this brief historical photo gallery which outlines the beginnings and design progression of the Rickenbacker guitars that rocked the world. Photos and captions by Ron O''Keefe
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Builder Profile: Studio California

March 15, 2011
Paul Wilczynski tells how his industrial design background and love of vintage guitars led him to becoming Rickenbacker’s only licensed electric restorer and their only licensed builder of new Ricky acoustics.
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Old Dog, New Tricks

January 17, 2011
Over the past few months, I’ve discovered quite a few things, thus proving the old adage that you’re never too old to learn
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