I have a super nice, clean 1948/'49 Rickenbacher S/NS lap steel that's in beautiful
shape: ALL the white dot fret markers are intact, all original, including the tuners. Have a look on Reverb and eBay--there's isn't one NS like this that isn't in the crazy $1,400-$1,600 range.
The pick-up is nice and strong, pots are clean, and there's a good range in tone (enough to produce that "wha" sound, if you're so inclined).
Plays wonderfully, too. Grab a change to own a piece of Rickenbacker history.
If you're interested, or would like more detailed pictures,
just pm me.
The asking price is $900 obo. plus shipping. Price includes original chipboard case w/ leather "sausage" handle.
Case is in good shape,too.
I've had it for a while now, but whoever owned this before me really took care of it.
_________________War-time Rick Model B (Panda), 1948 Rick Model S/NS, 1955 Fender Dual Professional 6-string (non-pedal)