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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

1964 export model 1995 in Fireglo
"Rickenbacker began exporting guitars and basses to the UK distributor, Rose Morris, in 1964. Most of these рexportс or рRose Morrisс models have unique features distinguishing them from Rickenbackerуs U.S. domestic production models. The exception is this solidbody model 1995, corresponding to the non-export model 615. It is almost impossible to tell the difference between the two models. In contrast to the 460, with its old-fashioned Combo-styled set-in bridge/string anchor construction, the 600 series adopted the adjustable bridge and the Acуcent tailpiece from the Capri models, and also featured neck-thru construction. "