RICKENBACKER 400 (COMBO)

  • Rickenbacker Combo 400 electric guitar
    Rickenbacker Combo 400

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1956 to 1958

Rickenbacker made the Combo 400 model from 1956 until 1958. This was the first Rickenbacker guitar with a tulip-shaped body and also the first featuring neck-through-body construction. The Combo 400 had a single pickup which was set into a recessed cavity in at the neck end of the body. Finish options were blue-green, golden and black and the pickguard was gold anodized aluminum. The pickguard on the 1956 models does not surround the pickup entirely - but does on the later 1957 models.

Source The History of Rickenbacker Guitars. Richard Smith. Centerstream Publications, 1987.

Specifications (15)

Controls

Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control
Pickup selector controls2-way selector switch

Electronics

Pickups configuration1 single coil pickup

General

Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, gold finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings

Body

Body materialmaple body
Body styletulip style
Pickguard materialgold pickguard

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointneck through body
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets21 fret

Prices (1)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1956$174.50newguitar-listList price

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