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1950 Rickenbacker B-6 Deluxe Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar "Panda" Lapsteel

1950 Rickenbacker B-6 Deluxe Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar "Panda" Lapsteel

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Rickenbacker Bakelite B-6 "Panda" steels were the professional standard of their day. They are still generally considered by many players the finest-sounding lap steel ever made. Pros such as Sol Hoopii, David Lindley, Jerry Byrd, and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe have helped give these Bakelite Rickenbacker B series steels their iconic reputation! 

Overall length: 29 3/4 in
Lower Bout: (75.6 cm.), 9 1/4 in. (24.1 cm.)
Body Depth: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.)
Scale length: 22 1/2 in. (572 mm.)
Nut Width: 2 1/4 in. (57 mm.)

This lovely example is a very early 1950s model with a unique set of specific features seldom found. It sports the late era Rickenbacker Blade-shaped logo with a cover. Around this time, Rickenbacker changed spellings from the original Rickenbacher, and this would have been an earlier example to reflect that change. 

Overall, this example is in wonderful shape, with just a few light marks here and there. It sports a very early set of high quality Kluson tuners, and Mepco/CentraLab, Inc. pots point to an assembly date from the 26th week of 1950. The original case is included!

Excellent (E) Condition

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