1953 Rickenbacker G-6


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  • Year: 1953
  • Manufacturer: Rickenbacker
  • Model: G-6
  • Case: Original Hard
  • Color: Chrome Plated
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Description: The Rickenbacker model G was the most expensive, decorative single neck stamped lap steel in its day. This rare ca 1953 Rickenbacker has a highly polished contoured chrome plated body that is stamped from sheet metal. The tailpiece/pickup cover and Rickenbacker Electro logo headstock plate are gold plated. A clear lucite fretboard that is back painted in gold adds to unique design of the instrument. The 24 fret position markers and the fretboard dots are white filled and inversely carved. The nut width is 2 1/4". Overall dimensions are 29 3/4" long, 9 1/4" at the lower bout and 1 3/4 deep. It weighs 6.6 pounds. Other features include Kluson metal tuners, two huge lucite volume and tone control knobs, and the famous Rickenbacker horseshoe pickup. The back of the lap steel has a type of slide proof material that appears to original. Overall this highly ornamented Rickenbacker is in very nice condition. There is some slight discoloration on the fretboard below the 4th and 8th frets and a little hazing from the hand resting on the treble side. The lap steel is all original except for one replaced screw on the tuners. Electronically it works fine. Our experienced lap steel staff members say "it's really cool, with lots of sustain and smooth Hawaiian playability." It comes in the original worn hard brown case with a burgundy interior.