Rickenbacker are an electric guitar manufacturer, in 1932 they became the worlds first to produce electric guitars and eventually they produced both electric and bass. Rickenbacker electric guitars have been played by some of the world's most notable musicians including John Lennon.
Rickenbacker are a guitar and bass manufacturer with a long history, having recently celebrated their 75th birthday! Having been around for so long, they've gained a large number of fans, ranging from George Harrison of the Beatles through to Sergio Pizzorno of Kasabian, via Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead and many more. With such a range of artists, these guitars lend themselves to a range of pop and rock styles.
Rickenbacker Guitars offer reliability and great vintage tones. Rickenbacker's are known for their characteristic glassy sound. They respond extremely well to chords and articulated picking and maintain clarity even with an overdriven valve amp.
Despite being electric guitar pioneers, they’re arguably better-known for their bass guitars. With unique design appointments like the Rick-O-Sound stereo output, the double truss-rod design, one-piece necks in their basses and much more, Rickenbacker instruments really do stand out from the crowd, even beyond their aesthetics!