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Go inside Rickenbacker’s Santa Ana facility and see how their guitars are made and see some of the historic instruments in their collection.

"Rickenbacker pedal steels arenуt as famous as the Fender models that were built down the road in Fullerton. But the business was big in the у50s, and Rickenbacker built some very handsome and distinctive models of their own."

Some of the innovative, beautiful, and groundbreaking instruments on display in Montreal.

"French luthier Gilles Pourtoy is best-known for classical and acoustic instruments. However, in Montreal, he also showcased this Evil Knievel-styled electric loaded with TV Jones pickups and a custom tremolo with interesting switching options."

A look into the history of Orange Amps, Orange Records, and Orange Studios and the landmark products along the way.

"Orange moved production to Bexleyheth in Kent, UK in 1973. The shop was just down the road from the Rotosound facility, and it was the company's first production line. Factory Manager Mick Dines says, ""We employed local people in Bexleyheath to assemble the amplifiers - the output being about one amp per worker a day."" The new shop marked a larger scale operation, with the ability to load a forty-foot container headed to America. Pictured: Steve, John, Barry, Mary, Mick, Margot, Jan, Viv, Hillary (hidden), Olive, Pete, Chris, Michael, John, and Bob."

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