This page is comprised of a number of John Hall's responses to questions regarding Rickenbacker Pickups.
It is important to appreciate that some of his responses are based on circumstances at the time of the question.
Any result items can be clicked to automatically search our archive for a photo of the instrument in question.
The first electrics by Ro-Pat-In were introduced in 1932 under the Electro String Instruments trademark, which later became the Electro String Instrument Corporation.
By 1934, the brand name on the guitars changed to Rickenbacker.
Most copies will be manufactured with the maker's brand name on them, but some people take the truss rod covers off real Rickenbacker instruments and install them on the fakes.
Some of the faker brand names have their name of the headstock rather that the truss rod cover.