Rickenbacker initially produced Double-neck 6 and Double-neck 8 lap steels made of a cast aluminum body and a detachable Bakelite neck.
In 1950 Bakelite was no longer being used and the entire body and neck assembly was made of cast aluminum.
This double neck steel is the all cast metal version called the "Deluxe".
It has the chromed post-war horseshoe magnet pickups; hinged peghead tuning covers; a clear "Lucite" plexi glass fingerboard; and is finished with an oven-baked enamel. Twice as nice!Vintage
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