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Beauchamp’s challenge, then, was to find a material that was as durable and sonically pleasing as aluminum but with a lesser tendency to expand.

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There are patent numbers on both sides of the magnets but I would assume that these would not include the serial number.

The former owner claims the guitar was manufactured in 1946 but there are no obvious numbers on the instrument to confirm this.

The Rickenbacker International Corporation (RIC) grew out of the first company founded for the sole purpose of creating and manufacturing fully electric musical instruments and amplifiers-the Los Angeles-based Electro String Instrument Corporation.

Founded in 1931 by Adolph Rickenbacker and George D.

Played by Hawaiian musicians of the 1930s to jazz bassists of the 1990s, by the Beatles and Byrds to the most-current rock groups on MTV, the ringing sound of Rickenbacker instruments has helped define music as we know it.

Never resting on its laurels, RIC continues to ignite and propel the electric guitar's transformation of music by providing today's musicians with the finest instruments available.

The guitar is solid black bakelite that sunbursts to a grey color in the center.

It has six strings and the headstock has Rickenbacher Electro written on it(both are written horizontally).

The ball ends of the strings are mounted in slots right in the bakelite at the rear end of the guitar.

There does not appear to be any serial numbers on it.

It all began in 1920s Los Angeles, a city fast becoming the entertainment capital of the world.

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