Legendary and unobtainable outside of the USA – the guitars and basses of Rickenbacker are every collector’s must-have item. Founded in 1932, this genuinely American company had the honour of become the first in the world to produce electric and bass guitars. But it was in the 60s’ when Rickenbacker became extremely popular, to the extent that rock’n’roll and the 60s’ sound wouldn’t had been the same without these heavenly instruments.
The Beatles, and specially George Harrison, turned them into cult objects. But they weren’t the only ones: The Edge, Thom Yorke, Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) and Paul Weller are other devoted fans of these guitars. The basses have also been essential for artists like Lemmy (Mötörhead), Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), John Entwistle (The Who), Peter Quaife (The Kinks) and Sir Paul McCartney himself.
Now you can get your Rickenbacker at Fanatic Guitars!