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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

1959 Capri 365 in Fireglo
"This guitar features the new-for-1959 рRic-o-soundс dual output-jack systemяone output was mono and the other stereo. Ric-o-sound became part of the deluxe package of Rickenbacker guitar features and remains so today. A special wiring unit was available as an accessory to enable players to take advantage of the stereo output, so each pickup could be routed to a separate amp or amp channel. "