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

"The 360-12 shown here was the same model, year, and finish color of the Rickenbacker 12-string played by Roger McGuinn on the Byrdsу initial albums. The 12-string Rickenbacker guitar was the foundation of the folk-rock sound of the mid-1960s, that the Byrds helped to create."