Vintage Rickenbacker Solid-Bodied Guitars > CALIFORNIA: 1956 Combo 400 with Rare Kaufmann Vib-Ro-La

This is one of my own collection and also one of my favorites--a '56 C400 from the first production run in mid-1956.

Now, I love "patina"--up to a point, but this poor guy had been gradually disfigured by a long succession of owners in the 54 years it survived before I acquired it. I had always wanted a Kaufmann-equipped C400, so I rebuilt the formerly-Jetglo guitar into a Cloverfield Green beauty that plays as well as it looks!