Rickenbacker 450 – U.S.A. – 1958


Electric Solid Body Tulip-shaped guitar


Maple body and neck

Rosewood fretboard

Two single-coil pickups


The 450 was Rickenbacker’s first true solid body guitar that sold well. The model underwent a number of changes until it was finally withdrawn from the market in 1984. Three years after the model was launched, it got a slimmer body and a year later the metal pickguard covering most of the body was replaced with a thick white plastic pickguard that defined the 1960s Rickenbacker look. In the mid-1960s, Rickenbacker offered a twelve-string version of many of its models and the 450-12 was released in 1964. Only a small number of this model were produced.

Last updated on 12 May 2020
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