Premier Vox Rickenbacker Style B spanish

1935-1938

To approach this instrument you have to go back to the beginnings of the history of the electric guitar. The Model B Spanish Neck is in fact the first solid electric guitar ever produced. It was invented in 1935 by Rickenbacker, around 15 years before the Broadcaster, Telecaster, Les Paul and perfectly met the objective of eliminating the feedback problems obviously present when attempting to amplify acoustic guitars. It is a major invention that revolutionized the way instruments were designed for decades to come. The model presented here is not a Rickenbacker, but a Premier Vox, which distributed guitars made of Rickenbacker parts under license in the United Kingdom. The bakelite body, the metal parts as well as the pickup specific to the English market were produced by Rickenbacker. Premier vox added English pots and took care of the assembly. These are US parts assembled in the United Kingdom even though the badge on the headstock says British made…this is not entirely the case. These Premier Vox models are therefore even rarer than their Rickenbacker equivalent, and although they are not incredible guitars to play, this example is nevertheless well playable and the electronics work well. The pickup has all the caracteristics of a horsehoe, it’s a pretty exceptional pickup, one of the “hottest” ones I’ve ever had in my hands. We believe the lead wires were changed though. The tuners were changed and the bridge moved. The general condition is good and the neck is playable with the angle being correct. A nut has been redone, it is obviously an instrument that has been played. This Spanish neck model is a piece of choice for those interested in the history of the guitar. In original hard case.

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