Dating my rickenbacker
Actually, Campbell American Guitars hired several employees from the Guild factory, but builds guitars in a factory located in Westwood, Massachusetts. Sources: 12th Edition Blue Book of Electric Guitars by Zachary R.Fjestad, The Complete History of Rickenbacker Guitars by Richard R. Fjestad is the author of the Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, Blue Book of Electric Guitars, and the Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers. Fjestad is a freelance writer who specializes in guitars and amplifiers including the history behind them and their current value.I’ll give a little Rickenbacker history, explain why their basses are important, and discuss the specs and value of your bass.Adolf Rickenbacker, along with two other men, started a metal stamping shop in 1925 called the Rickenbacker Manufacturing Company.
I bought it used in the late ’70s and have played it ever since. Can you tell me a little more about the guitar and if it is trash or treasure? Timothy Phoenix, Arizona Hi Timothy, Cool bass, man, and it’s awesome you’ve been using it for over 30 years now!Rickenbacker has been a family-run business ever since, as his son, John C.Hall, took control of Rickenbacker in 1984, and John’s son, Bill, works there as well.Adolf invested in the original National (Dobro) guitar company during the late 1920s and began supplying them with metal bodies for their Dobros.In the early 1930s, Rickenbacker and National employees George Beauchamp and Paul Barth formed a new company, called Ro-Pat-In, to begin developing Beauchamp’s electric guitar design—a design that National was not interested in.