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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

1963 рNew Capriс 375 in a dark Fireglo
"This three pickup example is fully loaded with an Acуcent vibrola, roller bridge, oven knobs, Ric-o-sound, gold guards and TRC. The vast majority of the New Capri models were produced from 1961 to 1964 and almost all had deluxe features. 1963 would be the last year for gold plastic and oven knobs, which were replaced in 1964 by white plastic and round black knobs with a white line radial marker. The dark Fireglo finish is termed by some as Autumnglo."