02 January 2014

Guitar Of The Week: Rickenbacker Frying Pan

Frying Pan c. 1932

A lap steel with a cast aluminum body and solid horseshoe 
pickup, the Rickenbacker Frying Pan A22 is said to be 
the oldest known electric guitar.

See it live at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center's newest exhibition 
GUITAR:  The Instrument That Rocked The World 
through April 6, 2014. 




www.rickenbacker.com/history_early.asp


Photo courtesy of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

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