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With their distinct jangly tone, Rickenbacker guitars have become an absolutely iconic staple in the musical landscape. Sought after by artists all around the world for more than half a century, there's simply no denying the beauty of a Rickenbacker. First rising to prominence in the 1960s when John Lennon played his Rickenbacker 325 Capri during the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the "Rickenbacker Sound" truly came into its own later that year when George Harrison played his Rickenbacker on several of the tracks for the A Hard Day's Night LP. Shortly after this landmark release, The Who, The Byrds, and more all picked up Rickenbacker guitars.
Over the years, Rickenbacker guitars have continued to shape the sound of popular music. Tom Petty and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stevie Van Zandt of the E Street Band, Jesse Lacey of Brand New, Carrie Brownstein of Sleater Kinney, Jay Ferguson of Sloan, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, and more make sure the hi-gain chime of their Rickenbacker guitars shine through in full force every time they play.
One thing to note when you're looking for a Rickenbacker electric guitar is that they come in six and 12-string variations. Having an idea of which string configuration you want can definitely help you speed up your selection process. If you've got your heart set on a six string, check out options like the 360 Electric Guitar or the 325C64 Miami C Series. If you're more of a 12-string type of performer, you'll love what the 360 12-String Electric Guitar or the 360/12C63 C Series 12-String Electric Guitar have to offer. And if you're left handed, that's not a problem, Rickenbacker produce amazing options for lefties as well, such as the 360 Left-Handed Electric Guitar and the 330 Left-Handed Electric Guitar. Basically, regardless of what you want, a Rickenbacker has got everything you need.
Rickenbacker guitars are truly special. In a class all their own since day one, Rickenbacker has played an irreplaceable role in the history of rock and roll, while continuing to be a major part of its future. Whether you're a hobbyist who plays a few hours a week or a touring professional who is looking for a new instrument to take on the road, a Rickenbacker will take you from the jam space, to the stage, to the studio and beyond.