Rickenbacker Electro Spanish (model B)

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Rickenbacker Electro Spanish (model B)

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Title:  

Rickenbacker Electro Spanish (model B)
Date:
1936
Publisher/Studio:
Los Angeles, CA: Electro String Instrument Corporation

Content Description: 

Introduced in 1935, this model was a precursor to solid-body Spanish-style electric guitars. Though parts of it are hollow, that is solely in the interest of reducing weight. In design, the Electro Spanish functions as a solid-body guitar, virtually eliminating the acoustic feedback that plagued early hollow-body electrics. Made of Bakelite, the first synthetic plastic, it has stainless-steel cavity covers, a detachable neck, and a horseshoe pickup. It also came in a Hawaiian version, which was much more popular.

Location:
National Museum of American History Room 334, MRC 604 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Washington DC , District of Columbia
Identifier:
0.014

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