**Bakelite Rickenbacher Electro Model B "Panda" (War-time)

11 months ago
Mark Helm
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Steel Guitar Forum
Tennessee, USA

Extremely clean Rick Model B lap in terrific shape. My guess is this one is from early 1945, before the "H" in Rickenbacher was changed to a "K" in the Rickenbacker spelling we all know today. With some very minor exceptions, this guitar looks as it did when it rolled out of the factory. Tuner buttons had crumbled, so they were just replaced last week by a luthier in Nashville.
A couple fret markers look to have been replaced as well, otherwise this machine looks fantastic and works beautifully.
Plenty of output from the pickup, too, with that distinctive Rick sound.
Comes with original HS case.
Latches work fine, but handle needs replacing.
$1, 150.00 o.bo. + shipping.
_________________War-time Rick Model B (Panda), 1948 Rick Model S/NS, 1955 Fender Dual Professional 6-string (non-pedal)