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 Post subject: Premier Guitar - The Rickenbackers that Rocked the World
 Post Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 9:45 pm 
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Awesome web article on the guitars we all love

http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/I ... World.aspx

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In the mid ’50s, Rickenbacker turned from production of its staple—lap steel guitars—and started to produce “electro-Spanish” guitars that featured the patented “horseshoe” pickup used in the steels. Spurred by the success of the early Fender and Gibson electric guitars, Rickenbacker rapidly expanded its electric guitar line to produce several models of guitars—including the Combo, the Capri and the full-bodied or “F-body” models—each possessing unique characteristics. The Rickenbacker frenzy went into full gear in early 1964 when the Beatles appeared on nationwide U.S. television on the Ed Sullivan show. Aspiring guitar players wanted the guitars the Beatles were playing, and John Lennon and George Harrison were both playing Rickenbackers. The rest is history, briefly recounted by a walk through the following photo gallery of the beginnings and design progression of the Rickenbacker guitars that rocked the world. (All photos courtesy of Ron O’Keefe)


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 Post Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 11:14 pm 
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Thanks for the heads up. . . great pics!


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 Post subject: Re: Premier Guitar - The Rickenbackers that Rocked the World
 Post Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 11:48 pm 
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Yes some nice pictures in that article, I think I saw a green Ric, that one was a special order by the incredible hulk!Not my cup of tea, but your music is

I like your songs and playing style, I've heard you before playing your 360
I listened to some of the other songs on your site and you can jazz/gypsy swing, now that's cool. Sweet Georgia Brown, you ripped into that one nice work, and as usual you show that Ric's blend well with jazz or most styles of guitar work.

Your trio sounds very entertaining, I'm sure you can hold down a crowd

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 Post Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:56 am 
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the Rickenbacker guitars that rocked the world.



The Rick rockin' continues!


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