Dating and value Rickenbacher Lapsteel ModelB (All original)

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Dating and value Rickenbacher Lapsteel ModelB (All original)

Postby (Julio Cesar) » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:28 am

Hello everybody, my name is Julio, I am a full time musician since the 80's; and I just joined the forum today. Great to meet you and thanks in advance for let me join the RResource forum.
The reason of this post is that I own a Rick lap steel Model B for more than 10 years now, it is in very, very good condition (don't play it too often)... beautiful guitar and unique tone, some people call these guitars the "rolls royce of lap steels"... During all these years with the instrument, I've been researching and asking experts trought out the net, to find out date of fabrication and value, and I had few different opinions (some says it's pre-war 1938-39; and others say it coul be early 40's-42... I would like to know if any member of this forum could give me his-her opinion on the subject, because I may need to let the little beauty go sometime soon.
I really appreciate any comments or questions.
Once again, Thank you
Julio.

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Re: Dating and value Rickenbacher Lapsteel ModelB (All origi

Postby (admin) » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:57 am

Julio. Welcome to the RRF. A great first post. Excellent photos and a beautiful setting. :)
Life, as with music, often requires one to let go of the melody and listen to the rhythm

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Re: Dating and value Rickenbacher Lapsteel ModelB (All origi

Postby (jdogric12) » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:15 am

Hmm, 2 knobs, but the H spelling. That might narrow it down. I don't know my history very well on these though, I'm afraid.
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Re: Dating and value Rickenbacher Lapsteel ModelB (All origi

Postby (jdogric12) » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:16 am

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Re: Dating and value Rickenbacher Lapsteel ModelB (All origi

Postby (Julio Cesar) » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:14 am

Hey, thanks a lot for the welcome and links!... Already there
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