Jon visits the Rickenbacker Factory, page 2 of 2...
Though we usually forget to think about it, of course all inlay work is always
done by hand. It's a painstaking process that requires a lot of skill and patience.
This woman is doing the trademark sharkfin inlays in some guitar fingerboards.
Here's some folks spraying and buffing the finishes on some instruments.
Rickebacker guitars and basses have many thin coats of finish rather than
two or three thick coats - much more labor intensive, but prettier and nicer sounding.
You ever wondered how Rickenbacker instruments get that razor sharp edge on
the binding? Well, this woman is using a razor to create that hard edge by hand.
There's no such thing as an "edge-making machine" at the Rickebacker factory - it's people!
Did you know that different kinds of chrome have subtle differences in color?
Well all the different chrome components on every Rickebacker guitar or bass
are made to match each other. Many people won't notice, but some will.
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