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

This extremely rare guitar is one of the few convertible models issued by Rickenbacker as a double-bound O.S. deluxe model. Only a handful of examples of the 366-12 model were made with the double-bound O.S. featuresяperhaps just one in each of the Rickenbacker finish colors available at the time.