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 tenor banjo-style instrument was developed by Rickenbacker in conjunction with banjo player Eddie Peabody, whose name appears on the truss rod cover. It has six strings, two octave pairs and two singles, and a very thin banjo-style neck, along with crushed pearl inlays, a special roller bridge and Acуcent vibrola. The model 6006 Banjoline has a 381-style body with German carve and checkered binding on the top. "