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The oldest electric guitar manufacturer - Rickenbacker predates both Gibson and Fender, fact fans! Known for making both guitars and basses.
Guitarists who play(ed) Rickenbackers: John Lennon, Roger McGuinn (Byrds), Peter Buck, Johnny Marr, indie / alt-rock types who like its jangly sound, etc.

Bassists who play(ed) Rickenbackers: Paul McCartney, Lemmy, etc
by Dr Pinch May 02, 2005
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The oldest manufacturer of electric guitar. Made in America. Put the electric twelve string on the map. Hands down the most beautiful and amazing electric guitars ever made.
Rickenbacker Models:
360/12: George Harrison, Roger McGuinn, Jimi Hendrix
4001: Paul McCartney
325: John Lennon
660/12: Tom Petty
425: George Harrison
by guitar November 01, 2006
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guitar manufacturer, makes a killer bass
The Rickenbacker 4001/4003 has the best sound of any bass guitar ever.
by Alex February 25, 2003
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A guitar and bass company that makes the greatest playing basses ever which cost to damn much
Damn boy that is a fine rickenbacker but look at that price tag
by shabamsta July 15, 2009
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The Rickenbacker, as well as being an awesome electric guitar, is also a unit of currency in some parts of the world used by 40 plus somethings to describe goods & services of large value.
Chris: Man that was one of the most massive nights I've had in Wanchai ever!

Steve: Yeh, a hell of a lot of Rickenbackers for sure!

Phil: You could get one of these flats for about 20 Rickenbackers
by gunsu69 May 08, 2011
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its a bass guitar brand which is seen in FLCL(furikuri the one Haruko uses to bash stuff)

The band franz ferdinand, the bass player Robert Hardy uses a Rickenbacker(thats why that band is so good)

its one of the best basses out there get one!!!!
ben: wanna see me play my rickenbacker?
joe: rickenbacker what that?
ben: its a bass guitar
by jono December 22, 2004
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