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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

1957 Combo 800 in White
"Unlike the 600, the 800 Combo model had a double-coil horseshoe pickup and a second switch to engage one or both coils. The burnished metal pickguard on this example may not be original. The Combo 600 and 800 models were also available with a Toaster Top neck pickup added and these two-pickup guitars were known as the 650 and 850 models, respectively."