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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 Day 2

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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Hal Leonard Publishes "The Rickenbacker Electric Bass - 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom" Book

Hal Leonard Publishes "The Rickenbacker Electric Bass - 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom" Book

June 27, 2013
Hal Leonard releases a definitive book on Rickenbacker basses.
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1968 Rickenbacker 360/12

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 and here we explore their beginnings and influence on guitardom.
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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!

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

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

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

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

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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Late-1950s Rickenbacker Console 518 Triple-Neck Steel Guitar

Late-1950s Rickenbacker Console 518 Triple-Neck Steel Guitar

August 17, 2010
Often referred to as “The Frying Pan,” Rickenbacker’s—Ro-Pat-In Corporation—1932 A-25 Electro Hawaiian Guitar was one of the first commercially available electric guitars.
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Rickenbacker Model 4001 Bass

Rickenbacker Model 4001 Bass

July 20, 2010
A history of Rickenbacker basses, and the value of this ''70s example.
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Double Your Pleasure With These Two Doublenecks

Double Your Pleasure With These Two Doublenecks

December 17, 2009
A 1964 Mosrite Ventures Series Mark XVIII, No. 105 and a 1977 Rickenbacker 362/12
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1935 Rickenbacker Electro Spanish

August 19, 2009
In an historical sense, the Rickenbacker Electro Spanish is certainly one of the most interesting models, as it was the first commercially produced, American-made electric guitar with a standard or
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1958 Rickenbacker 330

1958 Rickenbacker 330

July 22, 2009
A quick overview of Rickenbacker''s history and the model 330 from Dave''s Guitar Shop.
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Premier Collector #11: Unique & Custom Basses

Premier Collector #11: Unique & Custom Basses

May 5, 2009
Ron Johnson has an impressive collection of 12-string basses and more
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