Day: April 16, 2011

Rickenbacker Frying Pan Guitar Sketch
Featured Guitars

Rickenbacker Frying Pan Guitar

In the United States during the 1930’s, Hawaiian music was all the rage. Turnouts were so good that it actually became a problem–acoustic lap steel guitars just weren’t loud enough for such large audiences.
George Beauchamp solved this problem by developing the “Frying Pan” or “Pancake” guitar, the world’s first electric lap steel–in fact, it was the first solid-body electric guitar in history.

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