Rickenbacker’s cast aluminum body Electro Hawaiian Guitar was introduced in 1932, followed by a guitar shaped body of Bakelite model called the model B in 1935. The Silver Hawaiian, Model 100 NS, introduced in 1937, was constructed of stamped sheet metal that was chrome-plated. Like all Rickenbacker steel guitars of this period they were fitted with their patented horseshoe-magnet pickup. These pickups are considered the finest ever produced for the electric Hawaiian guitar. At this period instruments carried the German spelling of the company’s name Rickenbacher.
David Gilmour acquired this guitar in the US circa 1978 and kept it for studio use, playing it frequently throughout the 1980s.