Rickenbacker Guitar Factory Tour - Part 3/3- 09.18.09
First you saw the Beatles Rock Band controller versus the actual Rickenbacker 325, next you got to peek into the woodshop, then you saw how they were painted and electronic components added… and now for the final installment, here’s a peek at some of the incredible design details from vintage pieces, limited editions, and concepts that never made it to market…
The Frying Pan: First patented electric guitar dating back to 1931
The Rickenbacker Museum houses the personal collection of John Hall, CEO of Rickenbacker International Corporation, and is an assortment of exclusive prototypes and models produced by Rickenbacker over the course of its 78 years in business
Closeup of Rickenbacker’s vintage “TV control knobs
This is a rare 336/12 model—This allowed the player to switch the instrument from a 6-string to a 12-string by pulling down every other string. It was sold between 1966-1974.
Can you believe that by tweaking this lever you can actually change the pitch while keeping everything in tune?
The Rickenbacker Factory Series:
1. The Beatles Rock Band controller versus the actual Rickenbacker 325
2. peek into the woodshop
3. Painting and electronic components and finishing
4. A look at the museum - incredible design details from vintage pieces, limited editions, and concepts that never made it to market…