Offered for sale;
Used Rickenbacker Silver Hawaiian Steel Guitar serial number 2089171.
This lap steel is in very good to excellent condition, fully functional. Cosmetically showing some finish wear, in particular a spot on the back is worn through.
The Rickenbacker Silver Hawaiian Steel Guitar, is one of the company’s most iconic ‘30s classics. The instrument is chrome-plated brass, with a headstock logo plate reading Rickenbacker “Electro” Los Angeles.
The most impressive feature is the 1 1/2″ Rickenbacker “Horseshoe” pickup.
Introduced in 1937, the initial models had the knobs on opposite sides. The knobs were moved to the same side in 1939.
There’s some folk lore out there about the metal body being stuffed with crumpled newspaper (obviously from the era) to dampen unwanted overtones. We checked. This one is stuffed but with plain paper.
This is a cool lap steel that absolutely wails!
Original soft-shell case included.
“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale.
We also do a full set up before we ship. If you decide to purchase this guitar, please let us know what gauge strings you prefer.”
Overall length 29 3/4 in. (75.6 cm.), 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim.
Scale length is 22 1/2 in. (572 mm.).
Width of nut 2 1/8 in. (54 mm.).
Weight is 6.4 lbs.
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