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 translucent finish became a standard Rickenbacker finish circa 1968. The combination of a double-bound body with Burgundyglo finish is rare indeed. Unlike Fender, Rickenbacker generally did not produce custom color guitars in the 1960s. Burgundyglo and Azureglo were finish colors introduced in the late у60s to liven up the color choices of the Rickenbacker line, which had been limited to Mapleglo, Fireglo, and Jetglo. "