Sunday, 15 April 2012

1956 Rickenbacker Combo 800: the coolest guitar in the world

When I think of historical guitars, Rickenbacker Combos comes right away to my mind, but the top model of the Combo line was the Combo 800. It's the last guitar model sporting the legendary horse-shoe pickup, but a special one, the Multiple-Unit, that is actually two pickups together, one accentuating bass, the other treble - or both combined creating a humbucking effect.

The Combo 800 has the typical Ricky German carve on its chambered body, a bolt-on neck and the perfect amount of chromed gear - that is a lot (on such a massive metal scratchplate, the 'stove' knobs have the right proportions !)

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