1954 was first year of issue for the Combo series, this guitar was one of the first Rickenbacker 6-string solid body guitars made and probably the first one with a painted finish as opposed to the “blonde” finish on other early ones. Gold metal short pickguard and single-coil pickup; clear speed knobs. Note the original Metallic Green finish paint on the nut. Some finish checking on body. Bolt-on neck with semi-hollow chambered body construction. This guitar is depicted and discussed on pages 61-65 of the Rickenbacker Book (2021), along with other Combo models shown on this website. All original with OHSC.