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Electric violin

1936
Electro String Instrument Corporation (Rickenbacker brand) (American)


Object Place: Los Angeles, California, United States

Dimensions

Length x width: 52.1 x 15.9 cm (20 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2012.934

Medium or Technique

Bakelite, steel, aluminum

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Original case and cable.

Provenance

1936, sold to source unidentified, San Francisco, CA; 1997, sold to an anonymous collector, New York, NY; 2012, sold to Steve Uhrik, New York String Service, Brooklyn, NY; 2012, sold by Uhrik to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 28, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Halfway Rock Foundation