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 Post subject: Old rickenbacher Electro
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:39 am 
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A friend gave me this guitar, still in its original case. evene the latchs work! The guitar is a little rough, and shows its character, but its cool! It has a pat. no. of 2089171, and has 5 metal plates, and 2 white knobs. Any body help with its year and approx. value?


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 Post subject: Re: Old rickenbacher Electro
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:53 am 
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Can you post a picture of your Electro?


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 Post subject: Re: Old rickenbacher Electro
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:56 am 
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Dale, we're not allowing user photo posts since we don't have a way to validate the ownership or rights to an outside photo.


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 Post subject: Re: Old rickenbacher Electro
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:42 pm 
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He could always send it via email to Dale or Mr Hall couldnt he.


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 Post subject: Re: Old rickenbacher Electro
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:22 am 
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It sounds like a slide guitar from the late 40's or early 50's. They generaly sell for around $400.00 to $800.00 US dollars. Is yours Black Bac-o-lite with white or chrome plates? They are very collectable and sound great. Check out David Lindley, with Jackson Browne's band he used several in the 70's/early 80's. He makes it sing, listen to Red Neck Friend or Running On Empty, great solos from David.


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 Post subject: Re: Old rickenbacher Electro
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:23 am 
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Thanks for that update John, makes sense to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Old rickenbacher Electro
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Oldest thread 0n this forum!


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 Post subject: Re: Old rickenbacher Electro
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:09 pm 
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According to "Electric Guitars - The Illustrated Encyclopedia", "..Rickenbacker alone took over as the company's sole brandname in the 1950's, but the Electro name was briefly revived in 1964 for two solidbody models, the ES-16 (based on the Rickenbacker Model 1000) and ES-17 (based on Rickenbacker's 425). These were also cool. The TRC was different with a "lightening-bolt".

The book also said that, "..from about 1934 the company added Rickenbacker..to its logo plates, the same year its manufacturing operation was named the Electro String Instrument Corporation..". This was reportedly after the 1932 Frying Pans.


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 Post subject: Re: Old rickenbacher Electro
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I've got an ES 16 but it says "Ryder" on the neck, not Electro.

What's the dif.?

K.


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 Post subject: Re: Old rickenbacher Electro
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I have a the 1935 Bakelite Model B Spanish guitar

any idea how many of them were made ???

I love it.

Mahalo : Tree


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