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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

1968 model 330-12 in Fireglo
"This example features a beautiful quilted maple top and unusual soundhole that appears to be bound, but has been professionally trimmed in white paint. By the end of 1968, the 12-string craze was beginning to fade and most Rickenbacker 12-strings were being produced as 360-12 models or 366-12 рconvertibles.с This striking 330-12 example was an exception."