1942 RIckenbacher Silver Hawaiian for sale

about 1 year ago
Phil Donnison
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Steel Guitar Forum
Manly Vale N.S.W., Australia

I'm selling my beautiful vintage early 40's (1941-2?) Rickenbacher Electro, Model NS 100, Silver Hawaiian nickel-plated brass lap steel. I've based the dates on the serial number - D1659 and with the Rickenbacher register.
My Ric has been really well looked after and is in excellent+ condition. It has beautiful vintage tone and sustain and bia strong output. Volume and tone controls arena the audience side, are clean and work perfectly. It has replacement Kluson style tuners which look just like the originals and are smooth, accurate and hold well. The decal has the original spelling - 'Rickenbacher'. The nickel plating is mirror-like with some playing wear and some light, hardly noticeable pitting. The original hard case is missing the latch and one of the hinges is broken but it still functions. I use a different case if I'm touring.
I've noticed
over the last few years that really clean vintage Ric lap steels are becoming harder and harder to find so this is a great opportunity to own a wonderful, collectable and very playable instrument.
US$1650 plus postage WW I have attached some pics below.
_________________1935 Rickenbacher B6, 1942 Rickenbacher Silver Hawaiian, Beeton Style 3 Tricone, 1934 National Style O