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GALLERY: Gear Search Gallery 2010

A fresh look at the instruments for sale on Gear Search featured in PG''s Gear Search Gallery in 2010.

September - Late-1950s Rickenbacker Console 518 Triple-Neck Steel Guitar
"Often referred to as рThe Frying Pan,с RickenbackerуsяRo-Pat-In Corporationя1932 A-25 Electro Hawaiian Guitar was one of the first commercially available electric guitars. This lap-steel guitar featured a frying-pan-shaped cast-aluminum body, 1 _"" horseshoe-magnet pickup, no knobs, and a metal nameplate that read рElectro.с In 1934, рRickenbackerс replaced that name and the lap-steel continued its run until 1950. The Rickenbacker Console 518 triple-neck steel guitar, which debuted in 1956, descends from the Frying Pan. The one pictured here is a late- у50s model with three 8-string, 22 _"" necks that are currently tuned to E13, A6, and A7 chords. Each elevated neck features a horseshoe-magnet pickup and an on/off switch, and Master Volume and Master Tone knobs govern the entire instrument. Thanks to Stan and Dave of Elderly Instruments for listing this guitar on Gear Search. "