Adolph Rickenbacker

Birth Name:
Adolph Rickenbacker
Birth Date:
April 1, 1887
Birth Place:
Basel, Switzerland
Death Date:
March 21, 1976
Place of Death:
Fullerton, California
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Loma Linda Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Adolph Rickenbacker was a Swiss-American remembered as one of the co-founders of the Rickenbacker guitar, and one of the key people who was responsible for the creation and adoption of electric guitars that managed to change the shape and sound of the modern music industry altogether. The Rickenbacker International Corporation (RIC) grew out of the first company founded for the sole purpose of creating and manufacturing fully electric musical instruments and amplifiers-the Los Angeles-based Electro String Instrument Corporation. Founded in 1931 by Adolph Rickenbacker and George D. Beauchamp, this pioneering firm produced "Rickenbacker Electro Instruments", the first modern electric guitars. RIC's history now spans 92 years in business on the leading edge of music trends that have changed popular culture forever. Played by Hawaiian musicians of the 1930s to jazz bassists of the 1990s, by the Beatles the Byrds and Tom Petty (to name just a few) the ringing sound of Rickenbacker instruments has helped define music as we know it today.

Fun Fact

To your first question the answer is “yes”. Adolph Rickenbacker is a distant cousin of  America’s top flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Loma Linda Memorial Park

701 E Bastanchury Road

Fullerton, California, 92835


North America


Map of Loma Linda Memorial Park in Fullerton, California
Map of Loma Linda Memorial Park in Fullerton, California

Grave Location:

Mountain View Lawn, Plot 19

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery (with the office on your right) continue straight on Buena Vista Way until you come to Coronita Lawn. Turn right and park on the far south side of Mountain View Lawn on the sharp curve at the intersection of Circle Drive and Grandview Drive. Walk to the big tree, second row to the right, 13th marker from the street and there you will find Adolph Rickenbacker resting next to his wife.

Grave Location GPS

33.90193928055318, -117.91800470607946



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