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Rickenbacker ukulele?
« on: October 11, 2008, 11:36:59 PM »
It would seem that Rickenbacker built a prototype electric Ukulele at some point. Could anyone possibly shed any light on this for me?

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Re: Rickenbacker ukulele?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008, 05:18:18 AM »
Bjorn, I can find info on the steels, Hawaiian guitars, electric violins, violas, and cellos, and an electric harp, but nothing on any ukuleles! ???
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Re: Rickenbacker ukulele?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008, 11:22:16 AM »
I have only seen it mentioned in a forum and a corresponding tiny photo.
It has 4 strings and looks like a Ukulele. However, the only Rickenbacker reference I have is this photo without any evidence at all. I will contact the guy who wrote about it.

I found information about a 4-string tenor guitar in a 1932 broschure and it could be that one wrongly identified as a Ukulele.

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Re: Rickenbacker ukulele?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2008, 08:55:47 PM »
It's hard to tell from that picture; but it seems small for a tenor guitar, yet awfully large for a ukulele! :o
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Herb
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