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

"The Capri model was a marked departure from the Combo model. Features of the Capri included a flattopped, semi-hollow, two inch thick body made of a single hardwood billetяusually maple hollowed out from the backяwith internal body bracing. The Capri also featured a glued-in three-piece maple neck with walnut center stripe and headstock wings, rosewood fretboard, рslashс soundhole, oven control knobs, adjustable six-saddle bridge and two pickups with separate volume and tone controls for each. The Capri truss rod cover was a distinctive back-painted gold plexi with a black Rickenbacker logo. This example, which has a fixed trapeze tailpiece, is a рdeluxeс model Capri, having triangle fretboard inlays and body and neck binding. Autumnglo was the dominant finish color for the Capri model in 1958. "
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