An exceptionally rare piece of electric guitar history. The Rickenbacker Combo 800 is historically recognised as the first production guitar to feature a humbucking pickup, beating Gibson to the party by a couple of years. This particular instrument is the early spec with a thick Ash body and 'swiss cheese' style weight relief hidden under a steel plate. A very unique sounding and feeling instrument thanks to a 'Horseshoe' pickup paired with a slinky short scale. Some repairs and modifications have been done to the instrument to keep it going over the years. A neck reset has been performed at some stage and as a result, the neck pocket sees some filler. The guitar has seen an (older) professional re-fret. The pots of the instrument have been replaced, the originals housed within the instruments original hardcase and included with the sale for posterity. A highly collectible instrument with only a small handful of examples known to exist. Includes original hardcase. 

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Combo 800 (Large Pick Guard)
Finish
  • Blonde
Categories
Year
  • 1955
Made In
  • United States
Pickup Configuration
  • H
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Body Material
  • Maple
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Model Family
  • Rickenbacker 800
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • Non-Offset Body
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Series
  • Rickenbacker Combo 800 Series
Color Family
  • Blonde
  • Tan
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Top-Load
Finish Features
  • Matching Headstock
Number of Frets
  • 24

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