Rickenbacker celebrates 90th birthday with two limited edition releases – Happy Mag

Rickenbacker breathes new life into the classics, with two new limited edition models, just in time for the company’s 90th anniversary.

It is Rickenbacker’s birthday, and to celebrate, they have released two vibrant, limited-edition models, a guitar and a bass. The 480XC electric guitar and the 4005XC bass guitar, combine the classic vintage styling that Rickenbacker is known for, with some modern twists, resulting in what seem to be quite unique guitars.

Rickenbacker took to social media to announce their latest release, posting a photo of the two instruments on Instagram. While not much is known beyond the details of the post, retailers have already begun to list the new models.


Here is what we know so far:

Rickenbacker 480XC

The 480XC is a modern take on the 480 model, which has not been manufactured since 1984. It combines a maple body and neck with a Macassar ebony fretboard, which contrasts with the crushed pearl inlays.