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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

1959 Capri 335 in Fireglo
"The Capri was also issued with рstandardс trim as displayed on this exampleяdot fretboard markers and no body or neck binding. In all other respects, the standard 330 series Capri was constructed like the deluxe 360 series Capri. This example displays the bright red burst finish known as Fireglo, which entered the Rick finish line in 1959 and has been a standard ever since. It is also equipped with a Kauffman vibrola unit. Capris with vibrola units were often equipped with рrollerс bridgesяeach bridge saddle had a small metal roller insert shaped like the ball-end of a guitar stringяto enable the strings to be moved by the vibrola with a minimum of friction at the bridge."