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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

1961 model 375F in Mapleglo
"Mapleglo is the Rickenbacker name for natural finish. This F-series guitar has a factory un-lacquered rosewood fretboard, checkered body binding on the front and back, three Toaster Top pickups and an unusual рmusical notesс Acуcent vibrola. The checkered body binding was first introduced on the F-series guitars and would later become a staple of the deluxe package of features."