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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

1966 export model 1997 in Redburst
"The export 1997уs corresponding non-export model is the 335. Other than the f hole instead of the slash soundhole, this model is virtually identical to the standard 330 model, except that very few 330s were produced for the US domestic market by Rickenbacker during the early 1960s. The Redburst finish is unusual for a 1997."